Anybody else in bad shape because of internet usage?

Discussion in 'Internet Addiction' started by flamingwind, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. flamingwind

    flamingwind Guest

    I would say I'm a heavily internet user, I can spend 10 - 16 hours easily on days that I don't have school. Obviously my body is not taking this abuse very well. When I was a teenager to about 21 -22 I used to exercise often, go to the gym train. Even if I was using the internet and porn all day everyday there was always a little spot to keep my body in shape. Sadly no matter how much you take care of your body, spending about 10 hours online everyday will take it's stole on your body. So at 24 I injured myself while doing exercise. The doctor told me it was strain from moving my right arm too much ( like using a mouse too much ). Xrays and ultra sound shows that have herniated discs in my neck and that my posture was off. I was supposed to heal in about 2 months ( with therapy), but since I kept on using the computer all day long ( doing nothing of importance) not only did I not heal, but I made my injury worse. So here we are now with me having lower and upper back problem. neck issues, right arm issue, shoulders issues and starting to have the same issues in left arm. I also have chest issue. Now I know that sound bad but I'm still functional, but I can't lift anything heavy, I'm also out of shape due to training a lot lot less. I'm slim with a belly and a little bit of man boobs :(. My body could still recover, but unfortunately for me my addiction is just too strong.

    I'm student in graphic design, yet I was a heavy computer/internet users before that. I'm planning on stopping using a computer altogether for a minimum of 3 months in may because I'm really needs to get this addiction over with. I got nothing from it, only health problems. I only wrote about the physical part of my issue, might do the mental part later on

    anyone else has some major issues due to their computer/ internet abuse?
  2. Gazz

    Gazz New Member

    In this instance I am quite lucky as I find it very difficult to gain weight and I have remained in fairly decent shape despite my sedentary lifestyle and poor diet. I am 6ft tall and about 155 lbs, with fairly low body fat. I don't look athletic, but I don't look fat or scrawny. Every now and then I get into working out, but I never really progress with it, and I lose the motivation very quickly. Right now I have just got back into light resistance exercise rather than aiming to bulk up with progressively heavier weights, in the hope I might be more successful that way.

    My posture is not great, but it never really has been. From the side view, I have a curve in my upper back and my neck comes out at almost a 45 degree angle from my chest. I try and hold myself upright and pull my shoulders back when I'm out, but even then, I don't have that meerkat posture like a model. I think this is just down to the natural shape of my neck, throat and jaw area. My default sitting position when I'm wasting my life on the internet is lying upright on my bed with my laptop on my lap. I'm probably frying away my testicles as well!
  3. Nice, Nice

    Nice, Nice Guest

    Oh, most unfortunately, yes.

    In bad shape in every real life way - physically, socially, and financially as well.

    But I'm turnin' things around, just like everyone else here. I may have really screwed up a lot in my life by spending far too much time hooked up to this lotus-eater machine, but it's better late than never when it comes to fixing yourself.

    The scars (from physical and mental neglect) will always be here, but that's life, right?

    Wish you the best of luck with killing the beast, man. Do whatever you got to.
  4. Young Prescott

    Young Prescott New Member

    this is my first post. but I've been dealing with porn and overall just internet addiction for the last prolly ten years of my life for better for worst. I need help. Anxiety and Self esteem/confidence ive used those things along with food to try to curb the feelings but theyve just made things worst. in terms of my health gotten bad knees and carpel tunnels as a result out of shape. of course just a mess. not sure what to do where to go. i feel lost. i came on here for help. and its nice to know im not lone
  5. flamingwind

    flamingwind Guest

    I was thinking on doing that, but I got no money right now and those things aren't cheap. As soon as I get a I finish school and get a job I will buy one. Thanks for the reminder
  6. cikatomo

    cikatomo New Member

    Problem is with internet you get so in the zone and the time passes away... You stay in the same position for like hours moving nothing except fingers on arms. You move less than when you're sleeping. Circulation is not good and slowly your body parts are becoming weaker and weaker.
  7. h0p3

    h0p3 Hope, Faith and Willpower to all of us.

    Yeah I used to spend a lot of time on the PC as well... I wonder if my ED is due to that + PMO, MO-ing and probably health problems (need to check my penile health soon). But I'm back in shape. The only thing that remains is the ED :X I wasn't like this before I had a PC... fuck this indoor nerd life!
  8. rcfergie5

    rcfergie5 Guest

    When I was addicted to the Internet I remember spending an average of 6 hours a day, everyday. And now I'm on it 2-3 times a week, spending like 2-4 hours those days. And I'm soon to get back to spending twice a week, only a half hour to one hour a day.

    Too much time online really does impair my social skills and mental abilities!

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