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Over the past decade technology has alter our lifestyle. It changed the way we work, the way we communicate, the way look and our anatomy. "Blackberry Thumb", "Laptop burn" and "Text Neck." I'm sure you heard of these phrases over the internet in recent years. Most people are more concern about the "Text Neck" posture we developed from our religious usage of smart phone (and laptop). We are designed to stand upright but in this modern world we spend our days with our heads slumped over. According to Dr. Kenneth Hansraj, chief of spine surgery at New York Spine Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine, looking down at our device is like having a 60-pound weight on your neck. We all experience the neck and shoulder pain. This will not go away anytime soon, in fact, if we don't correct our posture it will stress the spine and can lead to early wear and tear. What are best practices to correct your posture? 1. Hold your phone straight in front of you instead of bending your head down. 2. Place your tablet at a 30 degree angle when typing or tapping (the angle protects your wrists) or more perpendicularly if just reading, and stretch your neck back to correct a forward neck posture. 3. Scroll through the images to the sitting positions that causes neck pain and shoulder strain. (via Business Insider) What other ways can you think of to improve our posture?
lol TechAtHeart I was thinking the same thing.
I remember seeing a documentary on evolution from BBC adressing how our current lower back pains at a relatively young age is simply from us not evolving precisely enough from going from forest-animals to open-land. Since I see the current technology, like the mobile phone, as an extension of ourselfs... it's as if we walk straight up for the second time in our history! Causing mostly benefits, but also problems.
Very well
my posture was exactly like the second picture as I was reading this!
Very good article, we all need to consider this
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