Text Neck

Whether we’re waiting in line at the grocery store or killing time between meetings, Kenneth Hansraj from the National Library of Medicine has these two bits of advice for those of us who find ourselves frequently looking down at our phones:


  • Look down at your device with your eyes. No need to bend your neck!


  • Exercise: Move your head from left to right several times. Use your hands to provide resistance and push your head against them, first forward and then backward. Stand in a doorway with your arms extended and push your chest forward to strengthen “the muscles of good posture.”


For more information on “Text Neck” and the ways in which frequently looking down at our phone is affecting the health of your spine, check out this article by The Washington Post .