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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