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By Kathy Ruff, Sharing Peace on the Path & CCEDC Health & Wellness Committee

As a freelance bookkeeper and writer, I spend a LOT of time looking at a computer screen.  When I mentioned to my eye doctor that sometimes my vision would be blurry when I looked away from the screen, he suggested the 20-20-20 Rule.  Apparently, we tend not to blink when working on a screen.    

What is the 20-20-20 Rule?  For every 20 minutes of screen time, try to look at something 20 feet away for a total of 20 seconds.  I set the timer on my phone to remind me to do it.  I’m fortunate to have a gorgeous view outside my office window – Lock 8 on the Lehigh Canal and D&L National Heritage Corridor, in Weissport.  Looking to the clouds or across the hallway would also help.

What’s the Plus?  You can also do a quick stretch with your shoulders, arms and/or legs to offset posture challenges from sitting too long.  And it can all be done in less than half a minute!!

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