With many addicted to their mobile phones and other gadgets nowadays, Senator Pia Cayetano is urging the public to follow the 20-20-20 rule to help relieve computer eye strain.
Cayetano said people could take a break from staring at their computer screens for 20 seconds every 20 minutes and look at something 20 feet away.
“In this age, where many of us have become dependent on our gadgets at work or school, it pays to know the 20-20-20 rule to avoid computer or gadget glare eye strain. Here’s how it works: Every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds,” she wrote on Facebook.
She also suggested gadget users to move or walk around to alertness, creativity and productivity.
By standing up and walking around at workplace, she said people can give their brains a chance to synthesize all information and come back with fresh ideas.
With sitting considered the new smoking that can cause health issues, Cayetano recommended standing and moving around often as much as every half hour.
“You’ll burn quite a bit of calories if you stand and walk around throughout the day. Some experts say it’s even more ffective than a workout,” she said.