Raise your hand if you’re on your phone more than ever before.
Is your raised hand holding a phone? Then this article is for you.
Here are 5 moves that will get your hands moving more and differently than the phone death-grip, index finger swipe your upper body has grown accustomed to and bonus: you have to put your phone down to do them. #stackyourlife
Keeping your eyes on the horizon, and without lifting the chin or chest, slide your head back to the wall behind you. This is an easy adjustment that immediately decompresses the vertebrae in your neck by lengthening it, stretches the small muscles in the head, neck, and upper back, and increases your height. Back your face away from that screen!
This move is so effective you can do it all the time including as you’re using your tech. We think it's so important we even created head ramping reminder stickers for your screens.
Place your un-tech your neck decals on the top of your phone, computer, or where I added one: my steering wheel. Here's more on how (and why) to pair the move with your tech-use:
Computer technology is absolutely affecting how and how much each of us move each day. To keep my body from becoming tech-centric, I balance my tech-moves in a few ways: I take long breaks, I use corrective exercises like these, and I work hard to keep a large portion of my life analog. If you're into it, you can read more about my online time and movement "best practices." Find more body-restoring moves on our "movement multivitamin."