With all the benefits cell phones have brought into our lives, it has also brought some negative impacts. Some of the biggest are the new physical demands the smartphone puts on our bodies. There may need to be a few tweaks you make to your tech routine. Take these health factors into consideration to keep yourself safe.
Coined in 2008, “text neck” is the pain in your neck and upper shoulders from being hunched over your smartphone for hours in a day. It is recommended to always be aware of your posture while you use your smartphone. If you’re going to be on your phone for an extended amount of time, it is recommended to take a break every 20 minutes. Stand up, take a walk while rolling your shoulders. The head position which we usually take to look at our phones, can cause muscle strain, disc herniation and pinch nerves over time. It’s a serious stress injury that’s caused by constantly hanging your head forward, which is not a natural position for your head.