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6 Exercises to Combat the Poor Posture Blues

The Problem:  Too Much Technology Time Leads to Poor Posture

We all know that sitting at a keyboard, prolonged game playing and excessive tablet use lead to poor posture and tight muscles.  Modern life requires excessive use of technologies, as much as we would like to unplug, devices have become a ubiquitous part of both our work and private lives.

It seems to the doctors that this problem is even more pronounced in our children and they express concern as to how this affects kids still developing and malleable bodies.  As the schools in our area move to 1:1 tablet/laptop use, the image of the teen laying on their beds doing homework is replaced by the teen laying on their bed or curled on the couch with both their tablet and phone, texting and typing for hours after school each day.

A whole body solution

All of us, adults and children alike can benefit from regular quick and easy stretching exercises to help strengthen and support the muscles damaged by excessive device use.  The following playlist can be completed almost anywhere.  It is a great habit to practice these stretches whenever you find yourself using technology for an hour or more.

A text neck solution

For those who find themselves texting or gaming, the first three videos on this list can be a quick and easy refresher.

Advanced Physical Medicine & Therapy can help

These stretches can be performed several times a day based upon need.  If you find you are still having technology related aches and pain, please call our offices in Mount Prospect (847)222-9060 for evaluation.

 

 

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