Worldwide studies are continuing to show the dire effects on our bodies when using tech for prolonged times in a static way while unconsciously maintaining poor postural habits in a static way. To protect your health and physical abilities, learn invaluable tools to avoid back, neck and wrist pain, as well as eye strain from using computer, phone and keyboard incorrectly.
1. Tap your touchscreen super lightly to avoid unnecessary tension build-up in fingers, wrists and forearms.
2. Keep your wrists in a straight line with your lower arm bones when typing.
3. Don't raise your shoulders to hold phone. Raise your lower arms at the elbows to lift phone.
4. Instead of using two thumps for typing and tapping, use the pointer finger of the free hand (I like to use a popsocket to easily hold my phone).
5. Sit or stand tall, keep your head right over your spine, and feet lightly placed on the floor below you when you type.
6. Cultivate an awareness of your spine and head to avoid 'text neck'. Learn correct ways in myhands-on workshops.
7. To look down at your phone, stand tall, then gently tilt you head only from the level of your ears - not from your neck!
8. In general, avoid being too long and too intensely focused on the screen. Take breaks!
9. From time to time, let your eyes wander off into the distance to give them a rest. Notice your environment!
10. Enlarge the fonts on your phone if you feel eye strain when reading.
11. For extended sessions, make sure all your screens are free of glare and reflections to avoid eye strain.
12. At home, try to lie on your back on the floor to text and type. Make sure to place a small pillow or book under your head. Take a private lesson to learn how.
Consider the enormous influence our gadgets have on our posture! Slouching is specially bad for children, who are still developing their muscles, bones and internal organs in a now crowded and collapsed body.
The body is held collapsed and rigid, putting excess
pressure on neck, spine, internal organs and pelvis.
Here you can see the body is allowed to stay open and elongated, balanced and at ease.
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