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The Healthy Benefits of Computers

Nowadays, it seems that people won’t be able to accomplish their tasks without the help of computers. For instance, businessmen use computers and laptops in managing their businesses. Students on one hand, need computers in studying for their exams or doing their homework. Aside from these, did you know that there are health benefits with regards to computer use?

The Healthy Benefits of Computers

Too much of anything is not good for us. The same goes with computer use. But with healthy online habits and use of ergonomic equipment, the health benefits of computers will far outweigh the downsides of our dependence on computers.

For instance, individuals can de-stress using their computers. They can utilise it as a tool for masturbatory stress relief by streaming adult films or having cybersex with cam girls. We all know that too much stress can lead to serious illnesses and psychological disorders. One can also relax and lift their spirits by playing computer games. Research studies suggest that computer games can reduce stress, cheer us up, and stabilize our brain’s activities in the frontal cortex. Another study from the University of California-Irvine showed that computer games boost our memory.

There are also other scientific findings that exhibit the healthy benefits of computers. One can improve his/her decision making skills or increase his/her overall cognitive function. Playing computer games as a therapeutic relief is also ideal for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Computer use also challenges our mental health. For example, there are instances where we struggle with our computer tasks. Once we overcome them, we become competent and proficient in those things. In turn, these translate to formation of new neural pathways in our brain.

For senior citizens who are considered as the baby boomer population in this technological era, computer use greatly affects their well being. In case they can’t get a hold of their primary doctors, the seniors can monitor what medications they are in now through online research.

The only way you can assess whether computer use is healthy for you is by asking yourself. Do you think that it has an effect on your mental, spiritual, physical and emotional health? If so, let us know through the comment section below!