The Subtle Damage You Do Each Time You Look Down To Text

African American Black young woman walking and texting

The average person spends two to four hours a day hunched over their phone reading emails, surfing the net, sending text messages or checking Facebook and other social medial sites. These two to four hours can be as high as five or six hours during times away from work such as the holidays.

Although the introduction of smartphones have made our lives easier by having Internet at our fingertips, a new study suggests that looking down at a cell phone is equivalent to placing a 60 pound weight on ones neck.

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The study, published in The Journal of Surgical Technology International in 2014, showed that the human head weighs about a dozen pounds but as the neck bends down and forward, the weight on the cervical spine (neck) begins to increase with each increasing angle.