Just make sure your head is up when using smart phones

By: Chamalee KP

The more advanced technology becomes, the more it seems to have control over our lives. Recent developments in technology such as the Smart phones also led to a decline in “normal” social behaviors.
Can’t grasp the significance of 60 pounds? Imagine carrying an 8-year-old around your neck several hours per day. Smartphone users spend an average of two to four hours per day hunched over, reading e-mails, sending texts or checking social media sites. That’s 700 to 1,400 hours per year people are putting stress on their spines, according to the research. And high-schoolers might be the worst. They could conceivably spend an additional 5,000 hours in this position, Hansraj said (Washington post 2015). This can cause “head pain, neck pain, arm pain and numbness,
Tips to avoid pain
  • You can use voice recognition and make phone calls instead
  • You can Take regular breaks and alter their texting positions to avoid problems.
  • You can Move your head from left to right some times. Use your hands to give resistance and push your head against them, first forward and then backward.
  • You can Stand in a doorway with your arms extended and push your chest forward to strengthen “the muscles of good posture.
  • You can look down at your device with your eyes. No need to bend your neck.

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