Here's 6 basic ways to avoid geek-related health problems. February 07, 2016 16:08

  1. Take breaks more often — Whether you're coding, blogging, or gaming, you should make a habit of taking breaks often. Even better, stand up during your gameplay sessions, which not only keeps your muscles active, but it can burn more calories than just sitting alone.
  2. Enforce a time limit — Decide how long you'll play before you log in, and stick to your time limit. You can always come back to pick up where you left off previously. Once your time is up, go take a walk, meet some friends, or take your dog outside for a quick walk.
  3. Stretch often — Every 20 minutes or so, get up and stretch your muscles. This will not only help to prevent cramps, but it will get your blood moving.
  4. Skip the junk food — Don't nosh on chips and candy while you're busy completing missions. If you must snack, choose a healthy alternative like fruit. 
  5. Drink more water — Skip the soda and down some water in between levels. Not only will this hydrate your body, but it's likely you'll have to take more bathroom breaks (which helps to accomplish tip number one!). Not to mention it will give you that full feeling in your stomach.
  6. Exercise — You could always pop in a game like DDR or Your Shape: Fitness Evolved instead of Halo, but taking a walk or riding a bike to work instead of driving is a good way to kick off healthy workout habits. Or, you could always just switch things up by playing Rock Band or Kinect Adventures for a bit.