Smartphone posture is doing us more harm than good, as you may know. The trending word for smartphone posture is called the “iHunch”. This term describes what’s happening to our back when we hold our phones. We hunch of course. But what shocked me the most, is that this hunch, or smartphone posture, can impact our emotions. Research has found that the form of our bodies causes emotional reactions in minds. The same way the action of smiling leads to moods of happiness. This means the action of slouching or hunch over can cause feelings of sadness or depression.
The average person spends 2-4 hours a day on their smartphone. Excluding the time they slouching at their computer or laptop. That’s 1400 hours in a year spent on the phone! Do you realize that means we spend 2-4 hours a day, with feelings of sadness? Our smartphone posture absolutely needs to improve.
Another thing to note, weight slouching puts a lot of weight on our backs. Having your head down, looking at your phone puts the strain of 60 pounds on our necks. That’s like the weight of an 8 or 9child sitting on your neck.
Have you ever noticed your posture while using your phone? Do you ever get neck and shoulder pain? A stiff neck? Think about it for a minute. If you’re not sure what your smartphone posture is or how you can improve it. There’s hope, so continue reading!
So with all that said, I’ve created a go-to checklist. This list will help you have the right posture while using your phone or any handheld device. Remember posture leads to better moods! So pin, share or save this to your phone so you can always reference it.
The series on posture continues. The next following post, I’ll be helpful apps to improve your posture. Stay tuned and come back for more.