Ever heard of “Text Neck”? Well, it’s most likely effecting you right now! Take a look to follow some easy, do it yourself, exercises to help reverse the effects of Text Neck. For more info go to www.HealthSourceChiro.com
Hey, guys, this is Nazar with Provident Real Estate. Did you guys know that the average person spends about four hours a day on social media and most of that content is consumed on mobile devices in this position right here? Well, I don’t know about you, but by the end of the day, my neck absolutely hurts, and there’s actually a name for it. It’s called “text neck.” Today we’re at the HealthSource to learn from Dr. Chu on ways and exercises we can do to offset the negative consequences of text neck. So come with me and let’s learn how to avoid text neck. All right, so guys, I’m here with Dr. Chu. How you doing, Dr. Chu?
Excellent. So he’s going to teach us those exercises that we just talked about on how to overcome the negative effects of text neck. So, Dr. Chu, tell us what to do.
Okay. There’s going to be a series of five letters that we want to form using your arms to help strengthen the muscles in the upper part of your neck.
The first one — well, before we even do the exercises, you want to get in a nice comfortable position, right? Looking off into the horizon, your body should be in a natural, comfortable position. You don’t want any tension in the shoulders.
So the first letter you’re going to form is an “I.” Palms are going to be facing one another, you know, raise them over your head, point the fingers up to the ceiling. Okay, you need good posture. You just got to hold this position for about 10 to 15 seconds, remembering to breathe. You should feel some tension right up in here, okay? After about 10 to 15 seconds, you go into the letter “Y,” almost making a touchdown sign. Letter “Y,” your palms are still going to be facing each other, thumbs pointing straight back.
Hold this position for another 10, 15 seconds, remembering to breathe.
I can do “M” next?
A “T.” Drop your arms at the “T,” both sides, palms are facing up, right, and you’re going to squeeze these muscles right here.
I thought we were going to do the YMCA. This is YM — Y what?
Y — I, Y, T.
W and then the L, right? 10, 15 seconds of this one, you’re going to go into a W where you form the letter “W” right there, right? Palms are still facing one another, thumbs are still pointing straight back, and as you do these, you should feel that the muscles that you’re working is going to gradually go down into your shoulder blade, okay?
Another 15 seconds of this, you’re going to bring your elbows down to your rib cage, okay? Palms are facing the ceiling, right there. Now you’re going to squeeze right between your shoulder blades.
All right? Fifteen seconds of this, remembering to breathe. The key is to do this every day.