5 Ways to Avoid Text Neck Syndrome

Change the way you look at your cellphone with these tips, and avoid suffering from the text neck syndrome!

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Stay Neutral

When looking at any screen, your cervical spine should always maintain a neutral position: your ears align with your shoulders.

 


 

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Look Straight Ahead 


Keep your mobile phone at eye level while keeping your back straight (and staying neutral).

 

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Look Only with Your Eyes

If you have to look down at your phone, use only your eyes, without rounding your back or tilting your head.

 

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Schedule Stretching Breaks

If you need to use your phone for a long period of time, set an alarm every 20 minutes to take a break to stretch - do some back extensions or other stretching exercises in the opposite direction of the posture you were taking while on your phone to counter-balance the effects on your body.  

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Strengthen your body and Browse!

You can navigate on your mobile while improving your postural muscles! Lie on your stomach and lean on your forearms, keep your neck and back spine alignment straight. Pull your shoulders towards your feet and your head in the opposite direction, away from your ears. This exercise strengthens upper back muscles and stretches the pectorals. This gets it all done in one fell swoop!

If you would like to know more about text neck syndrome, click to read our related article:

Do You Suffer from Text Neck Syndrome? The Consequences of Technology on Our Posture.