New Postures Driven by Mobile Technology will cause back problems, if not corrected.
Historically, office workers using computers would complain of lower back problems. These days the rise of smartphones, tablets and laptops in offices and schools require you to flex your head forward to work on them mean neck and shoulder problems are far more common.
A recent US study found that the new mobile technologies have completely changed the way we sit at work. Shown below are at least nine novel new postures that have been identified. People are taking on these new postures when interacting with technology resulting in the potential to cause pain and discomfort in the head, neck and back. Look around you and you will see these new postures every day at work , in the home and when realxing.
Simple Tip: Stand up at least once every 30 minutes as it encourages you to realign your device and posture and do some simple stretch exercises.
The Canadian Chiropractic Association has taken this “growing back pain epidemic” very seriously as they have identified that it is impacting on their economy and accounting for one-third of missed work days in Canada and increased visits to doctors, physiotherapists and chiropractors. They have developed a free app Straighten Up Canada which provides 12 short exercises to improve posture for Adults and Youths.
Good posture will help you to:
- Look and feel even better than you already do
- Prevent back aches and muscle pains
- Decrease wear and tear on your joints
- Use less energy for daily tasks
- Increase your spine’s flexibility and resilience and
- Will allow you to use Mobile Technology without the "pain in the neck"
More of those new Postures below: