Tech Neck | How looking down at our phone makes our head over 6 times heavier
August 11, 2021Posture
23 days a year is spent looking at our phones
"Looking down at our phone can add anywhere between 8-23kg to the existing average head weight of 5.5kg."
Kenneth Hansraj, chief of spine surgery at New York Spine Surgery and Rehabilitative Medicine
Phones don't have to be a pain in the neck
- View all screens at eye-level. Raise your phone up to eye-level and adjust screen monitors.
- Alternatively to raising your phone to eye level, take short a break from looking down every 5 minutes.
- Stay hydrated. Really, it helps. 70% of your body is water, which also lubricates joints that will in turn reduce tension and discomfort.