Have some digital downtime and volunteer instead

Posted 12 months ago By Dale Archer


CABAs help sheet on healthier ways to use technology talks about how gadgets such as smartphones, tablets and laptops have made many aspects of our lives easier, but they also come with undeniable disadvantages, especially where health is concerned.

According to the College of Optometrists, people spend nearly 50 hours a week looking at computer screens. This has been linked to what some experts call computer vision syndrome, which includes symptoms such as eye strain, dry eyes, headaches, blurred or double vision as well as focusing difficulties.

Why not find a volunteering role to suit you and spend more time putting your skills to good use and reduce your weekly screen time.