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Experts: iPad, computer screens may cause computer vision syndrome

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2012/03/08

From an article on cbsnews.com by Ryan Jaslow

(CBS News) Ever since Apple announced the third generation model for their popular tablet, everyone’s talking iPad. But, not everyone’s going gaga over the new devices, especially eye doctors.

 

iPads, much like any computer or smartphone screen you stare at for awhile, might contribute to “computer vision syndrome,” a set of eye problems caused by staring at a screen for long periods of time without taking a break.

According to the American Optometric Association, symptoms of computer vision syndrome include eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision and dry eyes. Any many of us may already have the syndrome and not even realize it.

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Not taking work breaks can be hazardous to health, study reports

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2012/03/08

From an article on cbsnews.com by Michelle Castillo

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57393540-10391704/not-taking-work-breaks-can-be-hazardous-to-health-study-reports/?tag=contentMain;contentBody

CBS News) – Taking a break from work may be good for you, according to a study published in Diabetes Care.

 

Researchers found that if people do as little as get up and walk around every 20 minutes, their glucose and insulin levels will fall after eating. Blood sugar spikes following a meal have been tied to heart disease and diabetes risks.

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20-minute workout can alter your DNA for the better, study says

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2012/03/08

From an article on cbsnews.com by  Michelle Castillo

(CBS News) Exercise doesn’t only change your body’s appearance, it can change your core – right down to your DNA.

 

A new study in the March issue of Cell Metabolism shows that that when people exercise for something as little as a 20 minute workout, it can alter their DNA almost immediately.

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