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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

4 Way To Reduce Injuries From Excessive Computer, Smartphone & Tablet Use

If you're like me, you're using some form of technology for the majority of the day and if you're like the average person, you are coming in contact with a computer, smartphone or tablet at least 100 times a day. It's essential for many of us to be on our devices for work and for home, but we all need to put a limit on how much we use our devices. Our technology devices make work and life easier, but being glued to your device can leave you with some serious health issues. If you're experiencing soreness in your fingers and issues with your neck and back, your device has already taken a toll on your body. Here are some tips to prevent smart device injuries.

1. Don’t overuse your device. I know, it almost sounds like telling someone not to pick that scab so your sore will heal. It's simple advice, but it works. Don't continuously use your device for more than a few minutes. While working on laptops or desktops, take a break for 5 minutes after every 25 minutes of continuous working.