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Technology Is Not the Enemy

Technology Is Not the Enemy

Technology has enabled us to connect to the world and each other in ways that weren’t previously possible. It can be easily credited with the innovation, communication and longevity we enjoy today. There are plenty of reasons to embrace and celebrate technology.

Being mindful of how much, how often and to what extent we engage with technology is key to living a balanced lifestyle.

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Loosen Your Grip

Loosen Your Grip

Using the body effectively starts with awareness. While technology has been an exciting and invaluable part of life, there are more mindful ways to engage with it.

For starters, how much pressure and tension do you apply to the devices you hold and carry? Chances are, you could easily loose...

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Slow Down

Slow Down

Modern phones operate quite differently. They are designed to keep you on them. There are multiple triggers at play: texting, talking, reading, browsing, listening to music, watching videos, etc. Reacting to just a few of those activities simultaneously could easily put the body in overdrive.

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Five Billion Smartphone Users

Five Billion Smartphone Users

It is estimated there are over 5 billion people who own mobile phones. With over half of the world’s population engaging with electronic devices, the spotlight has been on what technology can do for us, rather than what it is doing to us. Consequently, there has been less thought on what happens ...

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The iPosture

The iPosture

In 2013, a survey conducted in the United Kingdom, found 84 percent of young adults ages 18–24 said they’ve suffered back pain, believing this to be caused by iPosture from using mobile devices.

With the frequency and duration of phone usage across the globe, the implicatio...

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Body Education

Body Education

 You might not remember such a lesson because other than a health or physical education class, you probably didn’t learn how to use your body efficiently at school.

You were never prepared or informed on ways to respond to all the triggers of life. Instead, you just acted and reacted. You f...

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Move with The Body as It Was Designed

Move with The Body as It Was Designed

The body is designed to bend at the joints. Most people who use electronic devices bring their heads down and bend their spine by rounding their backs towards the device. Alternatively, it would be more efficient to move forward from the hip joints and keep the back upright in the process.

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Use Your Body in A Different Way

Use Your Body in A Different Way

The next time you remember to check your posture while perusing your favorite app, think ‘up’ instead of straight. Imagine your head is going up like a balloon towards the sky and your spine is the string that follows. That balloon is lifting you up with the gentle breeze that isn’t forced and th...

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The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line

Standing tall in a techno-savvy world is possible if we pay attention and recognize harmful habits that interfere with our body’s optimal functioning.

  • The next time you want to reach for your phone, pause first. Check yourself out. Is your head up? Great. Did your spine follow? Excell...

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Digital Wellness: The Ideal State

Digital Wellness: The Ideal State

We need to know how to balance the way digital technologies are embedded in every aspect of our life and turn towards digital wellness where we:

  • Connect in meaningful ways with our loved ones and colleagues.
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