3 tips for Keeping the strain off your neck
- When using your smartphone or tablet, hold it at eye level, with your spine and neck as straight as possible. Studies have found bending the neck at a 60 degree angle adds the equivalent of 60lbs of pressure on the cervical spine – avoid this at all costs!
- When undertaking any activity, from walking to reading or watching tv – remember your posture and keep it upright. Avoid slumped shoulders and a curved spine.
- If you work at a desk all day, take advantage of the legal obligation your employer has to ensure your work station meets health and safety standards. Have it checked out and get any adjustments recommended made.
Watching your back,