It’s time to take a quick break from the daily news and geekness we bring you guys everyday, and take a look at the health hazards we all should be aware of that comes with sitting in front of a PC the entire day. Let’s face it, we spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen, whether its work or gaming. Incorrect posture in front of a PC can cause some serious health issues for you, and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be informed and do something about these PC Gaming related injuries!

While we’ve all head about the research done that points out the downsides of sitting too much, this graphic by the Washington Post explains in detail how your body is affected. From organ damage and muscle degeneration to foggy brains and higher mortality risk, it’s not a pretty picture. The graphic offers some solutions, such as sitting on an exercise ball chair, stretching your hips three minutes per side every day, and, of course, switching between standing and sitting throughout the day.

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Correct posture PC sit

Stay healthy out there Geeks! We go into more detail in this post here, where we explain what the best way is to sit, the height of your chair and screen, and what you can do if you are already feeling the effects of PC gaming related injuries.