Take a break!

Taking a break while working on the computer is good for both adults and kids. Screen breaks help prevent eye strain and reduce repetitive stress injuries. And for kids working intensely on challenging programs, screen breaks can improve focus and attention.

A few tips from Kids Health:

  1. Give your eyes a break. Focus on something across the room or out the window. This activity gives your eyes a rest from focusing on the computer screen.
  2. Get up and move around. Go get a drink of water or stand up and stretch. Kids can do jumping jacks and march in place.

Adults can also try screen break software. You can purchase this or find free downloads. Once loaded on your computer, the programs remind you to take a break at different intervals. Some even recommend stretches you can do in your chair.

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