DAY 3: Change Your Tech Habits
Smart Phone Life Habits
Tech, texting and computing have made posture the new major public health issue. Prevent neck pain, backaches, and other postural bio-mechanical problems by using tech intelligently.
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- Lift your phone UP to eye level
- Keep your shoulders DOWN
Don’t Crane and Strain
Craning your neck to look down trains your shoulders to hunch up and your head to jut forward creating forward head posture.
- Hold your phone in your hand, and change hands sometimes
- Don’t hold your phone between your ear and shoulder
Holding a phone by squeezing it between your ear and shoulder twists your neck and trains a high shoulder. Which is why it’s less comfortable to do this on the other side.
Be aware of your postural habits when using a mobile device – and while you have that phone out take a candid posture picture of a friend or loved one using their phone. Show them what they look like – because awareness is the first step towards making an improvement!