Wherever we go, people are on mobile devices, from phones to tablets, people just can’t get enough of them. In fact, there is a good chance you are reading this on a mobile device or laptop right now.
While most of us benefit from these technologies, we do need to remain mindful of the impact that the way we use these can have on our bodies.
With many of these devices we often find ourselves hunching over and often spending way too long in one position when using them, which can often lead to back, neck and shoulder problems.
Here are some simple tips to follow when using these gadgets that will keep your back, neck and shoulders safe:
- Maintain a good posture which means avoid hunching over the device
- Sit upright with your head directly over your body – your head is a heavy weight so allowing it to be forward of your body puts a strain in your neck and back
- Move around and take a break– at least every 40 minutes
- Make sure to stretch at frequent intervals – stretch your arms, shrug your shoulders and move your fingers around to keep your muscles relaxed
People have been known to injure themselves while walking and texting at the same time. So it’s best to avoid this multi-tasking.
Follow the above advice when using your mobile devices which should keep your back, neck and shoulder free from pain.
If you are suffering pain fell free to contact us at Muswell Hill Chiropractic in North London where we may well be able to help.