The posture we adopt to look at our cell phones or computers is causing us physical and aesthetic damage. Let's see how to fix it with these exercises!
We spend a lot of time talking on the phone, computers, tablets, watching social networks, listening to the news or simply watching a movie. And most of the time, our head tilts down.
Being in that position for a long time can cause headaches and neck pain, which can even extend to the upper back.
Tech neck is a pathology that has become so common because of the way we generate our posture.
The Tech Neck is caused by constantly stretching the head down and forward to look at a screen, applying excess pressure to the bones and muscles. It manifests in our body with stiffness, tension, and pain that spreads to the neck, shoulders, and back, and can cause headaches.
How can you avoid getting neck pain from using electronic devices?
Hold your phone at eye level
If possible, avoid using your phone while walking. That's exactly what makes you duck your head down. Even if you find it an absurd position, it's better to talk almost as if you were taking a selfie. Raise your arm and prevent neck pain! It will also prevent wrinkles on your neck.
You can use cell phones less
There's too much connection. It is not always necessary to be connected at all times and in all circumstances. Set up limits for smartphone use.
For example, forget about office messages, work emails and mute Whatsapp groups in the evenings. Also, avoid watching videos on your phone. Use the television or a laptop instead.
Neck stretching exercises
Move your head in circles for both sides, stretch back and forth, to one side and the other. Find the time to massage your neck gently with circular movements. Even 2 minutes a day will make a difference. It is a good idea to do them while you apply moisturizer or facial oil.
You can follow these 4 exercise routine
If you have a sedentary job, get up and walk or stretch every 15-30 minutes to get the blood circulating.
1. Squat exaggeratedly by turning your shoulders forward and leaning your neck forward. Then unbuckle yourself by rolling your shoulders back and bringing your chin toward the ceiling.
2. Tuck your chin toward your sternum and slowly return to the starting position.
3. Sitting or standing look straight ahead with your shoulders back and down. Slowly raise your arms above your head, as if you are trying to touch the ceiling. Then slowly return them to the starting position.
4. Sitting or standing look straight ahead with your shoulders back and down. Keeping your shoulders from rising, try to bring your shoulder blades together and then relax the position.