From TechStress to TechHealth
Technology has brought great advancements to our society, but it has also brought along a host of negative health effects, ranging from screen fatigue and back pain to depression and insomnia. Many people feel constantly distracted by their devices or even addicted to their screen, and the impacts may be even greater for our children.
Join us for a noontime webinar to learn what causes these negative health effects from technology and steps you can take to improve your well-being in the digital age. We will explore the factors such as covert muscle tension with shallow breathing, incorrect ergonomics, evolutionary traps, and workstyle/lifestyle factors that contribute to the development of these negative symptoms including ADHD, neck and shoulder pain, and eye discomfort, as well as why excessive screen time is especially harmful for children. You will learn why so many people still experience discomfort after their office equipment has been ergonomically optimized and steps you can take to reduce this discomfort. Walk away with strategies that you can use for yourself and others to prevent illness and optimize health at work and at home while working in a digital environment.
Instructor: Erik Peper, PhD, is a professor at San Francisco State University and international authority on biofeedback and self-regulation. He is president of the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe, has a private biofeedback practice, and publishes the blog, The Peper Perspective. His most recent book is TechStress: How Technology is Hijacking Our Lives, Strategies for Coping, and Pragmatic Ergonomics.