Text Neck: Do you have it? Here’s how to avoid it, or fix it if you do

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Smartphones can be a serious addiction. You probably know at least one person that can’t put it down, and maybe that person is you.

We use our phones at work, at home, even just walking around. And our obsession with devices may be damaging our health.

Neck pain, stiffness in your shoulders, these are all signs you might be suffering from “text next.”

Doctors days the constant misalignment of the head, neck, and shoulders leads to pain and stiffness. Overtime, the discomfort can become chronic.

To avoid text neck –use only your eyes to look down at the screen. If you’re hunched over, roll your shoulders up and pull them back.

Take time to stretch out your muscles as well.

You might also try the following apps, designed to help you avoid “text neck.”

Type While You Walk
Text and Walk FREE
Walky Talky
See Type Walk
Type while Walk