Not moving in front of computer makes me feel cold!!

Discussion in 'Health' started by colourpiano, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. colourpiano

    colourpiano New Member

    Working in front of my laptop means being very still for long time, and after a while I start feeling cold.
    My hands and feet are ice like.
    Nothing I do seems to help. Does this happen to anyone else?
    I get extra clothes, socks, turn on the heating... but nothing, I shiver!!
    I literally live with an extra heater next to my leg, it burns a bit the skin if I am not careful, my cheeks are hot but not my body, I still feel cold!! When someone comes home they complain is too hot.
    If I go out to the street for a walk then everything is fine and I go back to a normal body temperature. So I have to go and have a walk like every 2 hours, which is a bit annoying. I believe then being still is what makes my body feel so cold. Why??? Does it happen to you??
     
  2. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    colourpiano: I believe then being still is what makes my body feel so cold. Why??? Does it happen to you??
    You are right. When you sit for long hours in front of your computer, the entire/energy is in your head region. As a result, the blood flow top the rest of your body/especially feet is lowered and hence your feel coldness/numbness in your feet region. Certain body types (susceptible to coldness) generally feel this more. The best option is not to sit continuously for long periods and take frequent regular breaks and move around, keeping awareness in your body region. You may also want to read this related discussion:

    Computer headaches - simple, effective cure
     
  3. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi colourpiano,

    Yes, my circulation to my arms and legs gets impaired too.

    As Vishal suggested, it's a circulation issue. As he also suggested, it's a good idea to stand up and do some stretches and calisthenics every hour or two. It's also a good idea to get a good cardiovascular work out several times a week.

    I like to lift weights, take a bike ride, and work out on the heavy bag in the basement several times a week for an hour or so each time. You can get by on about 4 times a week for a half hour if you like.

    The idea is to get the blood flowing and to push the lungs and heart a bit.

    I'm not a doctor and I am not qualified to give out medical advice.

    ~Newbie Shield~
     
  4. colourpiano

    colourpiano New Member

    I see. I am a cyclist, but not while working on the computer, of course. Yes I better stop every hour or two to lift weights, I always wanted to shape my arms anyway, hehe. Thanks.
     
  5. daniel

    daniel New Member

    mine?my eyes a little bit blurred and watery
     
  6. CharlotteJW

    CharlotteJW New Member

    this is a great topic! I'm sitting here with my socks on, a robe, and a blanket around my shoulders because I'm so cold! Now I know why! thank you. I guess that means I've been sitting here reading posts for too long! hehe
     
  7. TJamMoneyMan

    TJamMoneyMan Well-Known Member

    I find sitting on a large, air filled exercise ball helps.

    Chairs keep you almost entirely immobile.
    An exercise ball allows you to move from the hips and the legs.
    It allows you to flex and move from the lower back as well.
    This make it good for your overall flexibility as well.

    It's good for circulation since you are not sitting on an immobile surface.
     
  8. bing

    bing New Member

    This topic suits me well. I don't get cold and shivery but I did get stiff neck!

    It took days before the discomfort went away.

    As a lesson, preventive measure is always better. I now have 5-break every hour or so. I walk around the house or do some simple exercise steps.
     

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