Did you know that improper posture when reading messages on mobile phones can affect serious cervical spine problems?
At the beginning of 2016 I interview with Jessica Alcorso, author of the blog Living with Intention and was sensitized by her strong approach to the relationship between minimalism and objects with our bodily health. It is amazing how we have such a strong tendency to be more and more sedentary! Our lifestyle in general has become so "ordinary" that we spend a great deal of time in the same position, preventing many body muscles from being exercised. One of the solutions made by Jessica was to minimize several furniture in your home with the intention of exercising other movements.
Through her I began to follow Katy Bowman, founder of the project Nutritious Movement (Movement Nutritionist) and specialist in this subject. On your website I found this video that I share:
Even for those who do not understand English, the illustration seems clear. But what serious effects can this have on our health?
By that time I found a 2014 article with the study of Dr. Hansraj: Inadequate posture when using mobile / cell phone can generate cervical pain. The following picture is very enlightening:
When we are writing sms on the mobile phone we assume an improper position. The displacement of the neck generates an overload in the cervical region. Depending on the angle of inclination, this weight can go up to 60lbs (equivalent to almost 30Kg)! Lesions associated with this situation can induce various complications, including stress and surgeries.
It's surprising how many hours we spent with wrong posture. According to the study, people can spend on average 2 to 4 daily hours looking at the mobile phone. And according to the video I shared above, even "active" people spend more hours now as sedentary than as active considering their daily tasks.
Dr. Hansraj admits that technologies are an integral part of our lives now, but he advises us to be more aware of their use: "While it is almost impossible to avoid the technologies that cause these problems, people should make an effort to look to their phones with a neutral speaker, while still avoiding daily hours perched on it. " It's exactly how I think!
This way, as I shared earlier, I deleted my phone. The husband's is enough for our life. But more and more I am aware of my daily posture especially to the computer!