Are you someone that spends majority of their time on the phone or in front of a TV?
Are you noticing your posture is being affected from the hours you spend engaging in screen time?
Are you feeling aches and pains, or maybe even a slight headache?
Then this blog is for you!
In this blog will be discussing why and how screen time affects your posture and ways in which you can improve or even reverse the changes you have made!
What Does Screen Time Mean?
Screen time is any type of device that causes you to sit, watch or use for long periods of time. The obvious ones include a TV or phone but can also be things such as notebooks or gaming consoles.
How Does Screen Time Affect Me?
Screen time affects the body by putting pressure in the spine in uncomfortable positions. In doing so this can lead to postural changes long term, aches and pains or even stress.
How Can I Limit My Screen Time?
The easiest way to limit screen time would be to set an alarm. Usually after every hour it is recommended you take a 5 minute break to stretch and move around.
What If It Is To Late?
If you are someone that knows they have taken their screen time to far it is still possible to revert the changes that have been made. This can be in forms of taking a break from screen time, implementing stretches and exercises throughout daily life or visiting a chiropractor.
How Can A Chiropractor Help?
A Chiropractor can’t help you stop screen timing. Although a good chiropractor is able to help reduce tension, tightness, overall pain and recommend some simple stretches that may be of benefit with long term use.
If you are someone that is struggling with the “screen time aches” then our chiropractors are more than happy to help. We have both male and female practitioners available including remedial massage therapists.