I titled this blog: "Smartphone Posture" because so many of us are guilty of being on our phones all day. And it's not just talking anymore, it's texting, typing, looking up something on the internet...
You guessed it, how's your posture when your doing this? I'm guily of it too. Even though I have the font size increased I'm still hunching forward to email, or look at something.
According to Tina Tang, a persnal trainer in New York City, performing these three movements will help you stand taller and stronger.
Here they are:
- Squats - Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, squat down (in other words - bring your but to the floor), and come back up. Do this for a few sets of 10-15 repetitions. You can bring your arms across the chest, put them on your hit, or even put them out staight.
- Lunges - Standing feet shoulder width apart, step forward with one foot and allow the opposite knee to touch the ground.
- Push-ups - Hold yourself up from a forward lying position. Bring your chest down to thw floor and push up. It's a great over-all exercise.
If your in a posture at a desk and hunched over a phone all day you really need to at the very least, get up and move around. The exercises explained will really help you to break the Smartphone Posture.(Sept 14 Family Circle Magazine)
Sitting hunched over a phone for extended periods also creates a prime environment for neck pain. You may also have forward head posture, shoulders rolled forward... Just sitting too much tends to shorten an tighten the hamstings, which attaches to the butt, which attaches to your spine. Since we are not going to stop using cell phone any time soon, and they can only get so big, make sure you watch your posture!
3) Neck Posture