Staying Healthy in the Age of the Internet


It is no secret that the advent of the Internet has had a massive impact on our daily lives. From working and shopping online, to making new friends on social media or having fun on sites like, people’s lives are now intertwined with technology. However, while this digital world has many benefits, it can also be sedentary – and that’s not good for one’s health! Today we’ll explore some of the ways in which being online can make you less active physically and mentally.

But all of this flexibility comes at a price

Studies show that the more time we spend online, the less active we are. And that’s not good for your body or mind. In addition to being less physically active, you may also be more likely to gain weight by eating at your desk or in front of your laptop — so instead of reading this article while sitting upright and focusing on proper posture, maybe take some time out of your day to go for a walk?

And then there’s back pain: sitting in an uncomfortable position can lead to back pain over time because our bodies weren’t designed for long periods spent staring at a screen (or walking around all day). To avoid this problem and others related to spending too much time on screens (including eye strain), try taking breaks every hour or so by standing up and stretching or walking around for a few minutes before returning back into work mode!

Health issues

The more time you spend glued to your screen, the less active you are going to be, and that means that you are more likely to gain weight as well as be more vulnerable to other medical conditions. The good news is that there are plenty of ways that people can fight back against this trend. We’ve already mentioned keeping an eye out for potential health issues like obesity and diabetes; however, there are also some steps we can take today (and every day) that will help us stay healthy and combat the negative effects of excessive computer use!


Staying healthy in an age where we seem connected 24/7 requires commitment and discipline. Commitment is all about making a decision to live a healthy lifestyle and then sticking with it. If you make this decision, you will need to be disciplined enough to follow through on your goal of being healthy. It may take time for you to fully commit, but once you do, it will be easier for your mind and body to accept the changes that are necessary for improving your health. Additionally, be persistent because change isn’t easy; it takes patience and perseverance as well as self-control when things get tough or boring or difficult.