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A 22-year-old female asked:

School requires constant computer time- project all yr round. eyes can get tired finger-hand-wrist pains headaches. what to do to decrease all three?

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Dr. Daniel Calloway
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Take routine breaks: Studies have shown that the most efficient study and work habits require a 5-10 minute break at least every 2 hours. This gives the body and brain time to restore energy levels and metabolize lactic acid and other metabolites that build up during intense study or computer work. Try to develop a habit of taking a break and take a brisk walk, converse with friends (not on the computer), etc.
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