How Constantly Checking your Phone Can Ruin Your Posture

November 19, 2014

10:00 pm

Believe it or not, but your constant texting and checking your Instagram is ruining your posture. A new study published by the Surgical Technology International found that people spend an average of two to four hours a day with their heads tilted over reading and texting on their smart phones and devices. Looking down at your texts is equivalent of placing a 60 pound weight on your neck.

This can lead to more serious problems in the future, from severe headaches to making you constipated.

 

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Maybe it’s time to put your phone down, and look up. Make it a habit of checking your emails in your computers only, and maybe the Facebook scrolling can be limited to once a day. Easier said than done, but worth a try.

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Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

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