Texting And Your Health
Did you know the average adult spends 8 hours a day in front of a computer screen?
Did you also know that the average teenager spends 31 hours a week on the internet, with an increasingly higher amount of that time on their smartphone?
The human body was not designed for this type of use. Texting puts tremendous strains on the neck by positioning your head 4.5 inches in front of your shoulders, and most of us know that sitting at a desk all day staring at a computer is awful for your posture and overall health. How often do you sit at your desk chair and stretch your back and neck because they’re too tight? Probably more than you’d realize.
It would be unreasonable for me to say that you shouldn’t work a desk job or that you shouldn’t use your phone, because unfortunately this modern technology is here to stay, and often our jobs depend on us to sit in front of a computer or to use our phone.
The best way to combat poor posture, stiff muscles, and improper muscle balance is through regular chiropractic care and massage therapy, which will restore your muscle balance and fight the effects of living and working in a highly digital world.
Dr. Gordon educates patients about proper ergonomic behavior and teaches specific stretches that can be done to also help keep you feeling better.