Lately, I've been on my phone more than I'd like to admit. It got me thinking about how the repetitive actions of swiping and typing are impacting my hands and body. Ouch! It's time to readjust! It’s no secret that engaging in the same action over and over again makes it more likely that you will develop a repetitive strain injury. The good news is that this outcome is not inevitable. Learning more about your most important tool, your body, can be incredibly empowering.
Next time you’re on your phone (maybe it’s right now), take a moment to examine your posture. Are you hunched over? Is your neck jutting forward? Do you look/feel more like the person in the image on the left or the image on the right? As a movement instructor, I spend a lot of time considering how others are using their bodies, and most of the people I see using their phones look more like the image on the left. I want you to develop more resiliency in your body, so here are a few tips to help get you closer to an anatomically neutral position!