January 14, 2020 – If your teenagers and pre-teens are like those at my house, then we are constantly asking them to get off their phones or tablets. These devices are too addictive and can cause too many issues for our eyes and posture.
If you read our post last week we talked about posture at our desk, but what about our kids? Having proper posture with searching Facebook on your phone or watching Youtube on your tablet is nearly impossible.
To help to prevent and minimize possible pains caused by poor posture using these devices we must try to remember a few tips. First, try to limit our time on these devices to no more than 15 minutes at a time. Second, we should hold the device as close to chin level as we can. If we are constantly looking down in our lap as we are watching these devices it puts too much strain on our neck and its muscles. Lastly, make sure the brightness of the screen is appropriate for your eyes and the setting you are using it in.
Making these simple changes can help you to promote better postural strength and awareness and decrease your likelihood of having pain for these reasons. For more information call us at 402-234-3333 in Louisville or 402-298-4747 in Plattsmouth.
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