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Saving health........ after years and hours of 3ds max & vray
show user profile  GirishDJoshi
I felt like sharing a few health issues I was facing. And how I have tried to get over them.

After around 8 years of major 3d max and then vray then plugins and then games are finally taking a toll I think. I tried finding out some other reasons but majorly the endless sleepless hours of 3d work has finally taken a toll.

Also, I don't want to blame the beginning of 30's. :P

Here is out it started, what steps have I taken / am taking.

It started with,

freaking back pain
sore eyes (quite often due to heat, less sleep, less blinking. etc)
weight went on a toss NOT loss
freaking sinus and headaches

My back aches

- posture issues, hours of sitting at one place, little thanks to kidney stone and weight issues

- Got a better chair, made sure I check my posture all the time. Start following everything ergonomically correct. Getting up after every half an hour, stretching, walking for a few seconds. Basic exercises. Basic yoga.

Sore eyes

- Hours of continuous work caused eye strain. Games played a major part in this as well. Leads to less blinking which in turn leads to dry eyes.

- Started blinking more, religiously. Took breaks. Applied cold water eye drops (please check with your doctor what suits you.)


- Well coming to the point. No exercises. Sitting at one place for hours. Worst thing that could happen to me. Weight gain, tummy problem. This results into everything otherwise. Also, takes you down morally as well, a bit.

- Basic exercises, gym, a lot of walking. No other way out. Feels MUCH better.

Freaking sinus and headaches

- Less amount of sleep, (dry cold weather in Pune),

- Take breaks at regular intervals, sleep properly atleast 6 hours night sleep is compulsory. Vapor therapy every 2 times a day.

Has anyone faced these issues or other issues. What solutions have you found.
Hope it helps someone :)

3D ArchVis


Girish Joshi Photography

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2/6/2012 2:56:15 PM (last edit: 2/6/2012 2:59:46 PM)
show user profile  GirishDJoshi
No replies..looks like this a super off topic post :P

3D ArchVis


Girish Joshi Photography

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2/6/2012 6:00:03 PM (last edit: 2/6/2012 6:00:03 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
not really. need to start doing some proper exercise again. guess others are in the same situation.

desk job = fat belly unless you keep active.
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2/6/2012 6:16:50 PM (last edit: 2/6/2012 6:16:50 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Yeah, Its good you are being proactive about this! I'm only 21 (in good shape), but am also worried about health issues due to mass amounts of sitting around.

I'm trying to nip it in the butt before anything happens so I-

-Eat healthy

-Exercise at least 4 times a week (which includes a weight program as well as distance running at 4 miles a pop).

I wonder if too much coffee will be bad in the long run too.. Hmm, oh well.

- Portfolio-

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2/6/2012 6:19:40 PM (last edit: 2/6/2012 6:19:40 PM)
show user profile  Chris123643
yeah i get sore eyes in the evenings... i went to the optician to see if i needed glasses. I didn't, but she gave me a spray i spray onto closed eyes that should stop them getting dry, and advised to look away for 5 minutes in every hour. Not sure if the spray is worth it, cost me £15! think they just saw me coming.

Also have slight back pain from time to time, asked my boss for a new chair, he agreed, then nothing happened. It comes and goes so when it went i just didnt bother chasing it. Still in the same old bog standard chair.

I do alot of exercise so no issues there.

no problems with headaches... (unless it was a heavy one the night before)

My main fear is my back, im fairly tall aswell, i think i will suffer with back pain in the future, but like alot of things, it just slips to the back of my mind and just becomes one of those tiny niggles in my mind that i dont bother to sort. If i worked from home id buy myself the best chair i could afford, but being at work i shouldnt have to, my employer should. But then is everyone in my office getting expensive chairs?

I got a stand for my monitor to ensure the top on the monitor was level with my eyes... but i didnt like it being that high. (mainly because i thought my monitor was on view of the whole office, and didnt want people seeing when i was messing around on maxforums etc.)

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2/6/2012 6:20:26 PM (last edit: 2/6/2012 6:26:31 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
ah! reach that magic age of 30's, and all of a sudden you're a fat bastard!
congrats, welcome to the club. skid row from here on in. i kid you not.

must admit i dont suffer any of those problems except the inevitable mid riff expansion thing, which, isn't specifically related to tapping away on a pc for 25 years.
i'm about a few months offa my 40's, and as i say, my biggest problems is the fat fukka syndrome. And this is purely down to exercise (or lack of it).

my wife, who's an ex-neutritionalist, says the obvious to keep fit in this respect - move more, no matter what you eat. move. just get out and keep moving. So, my daily 15 min dog walk is now a 30 min dog walk. and i walk down the shops instead of drive.
this wont cure the issue, but it'll certainly help.

typical excuse, but yes, i really dont have the time or money for a gym. but the amount of free alternatives are more appealing. As for general other things, well, i'm of the age where my wife insists i now take daily multi-vit pills and shite. Also, trying to make your food portion size on your plate is another massive issue.

tips for feeling less hungry - drink a big glass of water when chocolate or sandwich pangs hit.

if you want to know what it's like in much older years, Nik will tell all when he arrives :)


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2/6/2012 7:06:15 PM (last edit: 2/6/2012 7:14:09 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt

Doing this for my fitness this year. I'm not a religious fitness nut, but I enjoy adrenaline as much as the next guy and try to have at least one 'major' fitness event on my yearly calendar.

I hate simply 'going running', for the sake of 'my health', or, 'getting fit'. I don't know. Psychologically, I suppose, I prefer having something that I am preparing for.

I can easily spend 14+ hours a day sitting at my PC, playing games, reading, writing, drawing, watching tv or films etc. The main thing is just to correct your posture and take regular breaks, it is unhealthy, as far as lifestyles go - but posture/breaks and at least a concious effort to get out the house and do something physical more than counter-acts it.

I'm only 22, but my back can be extremely painful if I've slept funny, to the point where I'm more or less crippled for a day or two (has only happened twice). And that scares the shit out of me!

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2/6/2012 7:32:02 PM (last edit: 2/6/2012 7:32:02 PM)
show user profile  horizon
Had back pain issues, started doing this twice a week with a 10kg weight, never felt pain again:

I do just the first one with the weight but on the sides as well as in front.

Around 5 years ago I had wrist pains (possible carpal tunnel). Got this for around $30 on ebay, I do it once a week or even less, never had wrist pain again:

Had eye dryness problem once before, but I generally blink more than the average guy so it wasn't a real problem. Generic drugstore eye drops helped at that time, I used it only once or twice though.

Now if I just stop being fat I'll be problem free :P

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2/6/2012 8:39:29 PM (last edit: 2/6/2012 8:41:25 PM)
show user profile  not_a_narwhal
If you arent doing at least 30 minutes of basic exercise a day for 4 days a week while your job requires you to sit in a chair all day then you will become unhealthy and die a lonely cripple with no money.

Go to the gym and lift weights, bike to work, backpack around mountains, enter a 5k, play squash with Jeff, stop eating like an unemployed middle aged housewife from Kansas. As long as you are doing something that isnt still sitting down more after your hard day of sitting down.

The gym in most cases will be the most practical and is lots of fun once you realize that you can measure your gains every week or two. Lifting weights also means you CAN eat like an unemployed middle aged housewife from Kansas and you wont become unhealthy because of it.
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2/6/2012 9:01:36 PM (last edit: 2/6/2012 9:01:36 PM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
job where you sit all day + wife who is excellent chef = large Girish :D
 photo 2012-sig_small3_zpsbd114b69.png

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2/6/2012 9:14:49 PM (last edit: 2/6/2012 9:14:49 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon

there you go.

-Marko Mandaric

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2/6/2012 9:22:43 PM (last edit: 2/6/2012 9:22:43 PM)
show user profile  alveus
dam I'm 19 years old and I get to see what will be coming for me soon

well I plan to carry on exercising definitively, but eye problems and headaches, those will be a lot trickier, as for being sleepless, I'm a certified insomniac

OP carry on the good work I really like your gallery, but health issues should come first. I keep that in mind myself.
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2/6/2012 9:58:08 PM (last edit: 2/6/2012 9:58:08 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
just weighed in myself today... 227lbs (103kg / 16.2 stone).

two years ago i got let go from my last staff job and started working for myself. that was at 284lbs...

since then it's been a long and hard/difficult road loosing 65lbs and putting on 10lbs of muscle but in the course of it i realized how unimportant everything else is compared to your health.

jobs/money will come and go; but you only get one body to take care of... and thus, no matter how much work there is and what ever is due; i NEVER skip going to the gym because i feel as if i have no time for it.

to choose not to go for a day or two, or even a week... that's one thing but to be forced is entirely another.

just something to chew on, sometimes we get lost in our jobs/significant others. in the end, your first priority needs to be yourself.

-Marko Mandaric

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2/6/2012 10:47:30 PM (last edit: 2/6/2012 10:48:22 PM)
show user profile  Tarkus289
50 years old this year. My day job is physical (construction) . My biggest issue is not my back, but my neck. I have tried different chairs and monitor heights, some are better than others but I still can't get the right combination to remove all the pain.
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2/6/2012 11:06:22 PM (last edit: 2/6/2012 11:06:22 PM)
show user profile  GirishDJoshi
Thanks for replying in everyone.

Chris - The water will contain only cold water I guess nothing else :P

Bolts - You are 103 kgs ! shite. I am as close to you man. You would be a little muscle and I am a little fat :P

The gym // walking // is really helping me. You need to walk, move, take breaks in between. I can see the difference. or feel it as well. Gyms are freaking costly, luckily a new gym has opened up very close to my place and quite reasonable. It does help to reduce. A 1/2 hour walk after lunch / dinner..helps as well. You will believe it once follow it.

Asians love rice, but I have cut it down to 0 and somehow managed to get over snacks / fried items. Last intake of food is 8 pm, a fruit or something very light after that.

Proper amount of sleep in very very important. I have learned it the hard way.

"i realized how unimportant everything else is compared to your health." - feking true. Late realization for me. But yes, I have.

Joey - LOL so true. Weekends she cooks some amazing dishes, so hard to say no and harder to eat a little :( , overall it's difficult to eat less. Well I am trying.

Tarkus - I suggest do some basic yoga exercises related to neck pain. There 100 people who teach, but finding the good one is difficult. Don't run behind 100 things they might suggest. Stick to basic exercises, it will help. Matter of 20 mins a day. My cousin faced the same issue more of Spondylitis, after regular follow up the pain has reduced as much as 50%.

Nik - Doesn't want to reply here, at all.

Good health to everyone.

3D ArchVis


Girish Joshi Photography

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2/7/2012 11:02:05 AM (last edit: 2/7/2012 11:03:06 AM)
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