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Tech neck is only two years old

Tech neck is only two years old

Tech neck is the hunch you develop from staring at your phone too much. The Australian Chiropractors Association claim that bending your head to use a phone stresses the spine.

For example, let’s say you hold your phone at an angle that makes you lower your head by 60 degrees. That adds about 27kg (60lbs) of weight through your spine.


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Correcting the posture problem

Correcting the posture problem

Phones have harmed us in a few ways: A pain in the neck, phone thumb (where your thumb can become inflamed from prolonged texting), the blue light that can interfere with melatonin production, and eye strain from prolonged use.

However, the posture problem is easy to correct.

  • Use a simple stretch, where you interlock your fingers behind your head and hold your elbows against a wall.
  • Or you could try holding your phone at eye level to reduce the pressure on your spine.
  • You could always try not using your phone as much.


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