PC Health and Wellness

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My friends at Positive Health Wellness bring you this very special lesson on PC health. Thank you for your support!

PC Health

It’s not just a trend, but a necessity. The weight loss industry is huge because people want to get and stay healthy. Diet and exercise are important. We should all plan to get or stay in shape in order to increase our life expectancy. To do that, we must follow certain rules to ensure safety and well-being. Nutritionally, our parents taught us to eat our fruits and vegetables. We should avoid processed foods and sugary drinks. And in general, we need to watch what we put into our bodies because certain foods and ingredients can wreak havoc on our systems.

Although they are machines, computers are the exact same way. Our bodies are systems — and just like there are known ways to maintain our own health, there are also rules and standards that help us maximize PC health and the health of other devices. The life expectancy of computers and mobile phones is limited, not just because of the constant influx of improved technology that makes them obsolete in record time, but also the fact that there is an increased workload they need to handle.

Twelve-core servers with four terabytes of memory would not be necessary if humans did not come up with tasks that require that much power — but at the same time, these tasks are impossible for us to do on our own. On top of that, there are criminals, disgruntled employees and others with malicious intent that go out of their way to decrease the life expectancy of these devices so others lose productivity, time and lots of money.

PC Health DOs and DO NOTs

A good System Administrator follows the rules for maintaining PC health and wellness of technology — rules that are similar to the ones we apply to our bodies. Here are a few things you should and should not do:

DO:

  • Update your operating system and software to keep it secure and functional.
  • Install and run anti-virus and anti-malware software frequently.
  • Ask friends if their name is on any communications you think they would not send.
  • Be aware of websites you visit and safety warnings you receive.

DO NOT:

  • Open emails from people you don’t know.
  • Click on links if you are unsure where they lead.
  • Download files, images, videos, games or applications unless you know where they come from and why you need to use them.

If you follow these rules, you increase your chance of avoiding problems. Furthermore, you are more likely to maintain your PC health for a longer period of time. Treat your technology like you would your body, and don’t put anything into it that doesn’t belong.

Once again, this special lesson is brought to you by Positive Health Wellness. Stop by and visit them for some great information on dieting and nutrition, recipes, fitness, beauty, pain relief and more! I’d especially like to thank Danielle for her kind words and appreciation for what I am doing here.

Stay tuned to learn more about pc health and other topics!