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Tips to be a Healthy Developer🧑‍💻

Programming can be one of the worst thing for your health.
Sitting at a desk won't kill you, but studies have shown that it isn't as healthy as you might think.

Sitting at a desk for long periods of time can lead to increased levels of stress and anxiety, as well as an increased risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders.

Thankfully, it's easy to make some changes with very little effort.

Here are 4 Tips:

1. Take Screen breaks

As a developer, it is likely that you spend at least eight hours a day, or more, staring at a screen. This type of long screen time can have serious negative effects on your health. To counteract the effects, it is essential to take regular screen breaks throughout the day and outside of work. Taking breaks from screens allows your eyes and mind to rest, helping to maintain overall health, focus, productivity and creativity.

2. Posture

To ensure optimal bodily alignment and prevent muscle strain, it is important to maintain a straight posture. This means that all joints and bones should be in a straight line, with muscles being used rather than hunched up. The right posture will help to keep the body in balance.

3. Workout / Exercise

To ensure that you are able to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, it is important to schedule your fitness routine into your daily life. Regular exercise helps to keep your bones and muscles strong, while also helping to improve your overall health and well-being. You can create a fitness schedule that fits into your lifestyle and allows you to include activities that you enjoy, such as running, swimming, cycling, or yoga. Doing so will help to ensure that you can stay active and remain fit

Daily 45 mins of workout will keep your body functioning at an optimum level.

4. Water your body

Drinking water is essential for staying hydrated and is a free and easy way to do so. It is recommended that the average person consume 2.5 liters of water per day to stay healthy and hydrated. Having a regular intake of water throughout the day is a great way to stay on top of your hydration levels.

Working as a programmer can be a demanding job, with long hours spent in front of a computer screen. This can take a toll on your physical and mental health, which is why it's important to make sure you are taking steps to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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jmau111⭐⭐

These recommendations are underestimated. It's so important for your safety, but it also puts you in a good mood to produce meaningful code.

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Archit Sharma

Absolutely!

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Paul

Also, don't forget about getting enough sleep.

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Archit Sharma

ya that's an important one

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Kaloy

Very important but so hard at the same time!

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CatalinRadoi

The water thingy, although it sounds so simple, I find it the most difficult. I am almost never thirsty :( I barely go through 0.5L of water / day and when I drink a glass, I can't drink nothing else, I get this I'm so full of water................. :(

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Anna Simoroshka • Edited

You might be drinking other liquids, that counts. You should never aim towards a certain amount of water like 2L, you hydration needs highly depend on your environment (hot, cold, dry, etc.), how much you move, what you eat that day too. The most sure way to know you are hydrated enough is to notice the color of your pee, it should be light yellow.

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Varshith V Hegde

Eat Code Sleep

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Archit Sharma

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Archit Sharma

Thanks

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Jonathan Boudreau • Edited

#2 is a myth. A straight posture will cause just as much strain as any. The main thing to avoid is staying in the same position for an extended period of time.

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Anushanth Balabaskaran

Totally agreed. Make workout/yoga/exerciseses as a daily habit in morning and evening.

Not only it'll make us active, but also in long term it'll affect our health in a good way as we spent most of our life infront of computers.

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Ibe-Sarah

Thank you for this

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Minhazur Rahman Ratul

Really helpful article every develop should read.

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Archit Sharma

Thank you

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Loganathan Natarajan

thanks

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Kumar Kalyan

Great article @iarchitsharma

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Archit Sharma

Thank you!

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Seung-zedd

Even if those things are really simple to do, we usually underestimate and don't make it a rule to do :(

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Archit Sharma

yup!

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Sealtiel

Thank you for sharing these helpful tips for being a healthy developer.

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Archit Sharma

Glad I could help!

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Dain Park

These are really important. Previously, I worked hard for six months. I always drank a lot of coffee and ate quickly, but now I have gastritis. Quality of life is the worst these days.

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