Modern Woman Health Woes, Solved
Your attachment to your cell phone and high heels is hurting your health. Here's what you can do to fix it
The Culprits: Sadly, iPosture isn't a new app you can download to help you sit up straight; it's the hunched over, slouching position caused by regular smartphone, tablet, and laptop use. While your head is down and you're glued to the screen, your middle slouches, putting pressure on your lower back and its nerve roots, which leads to pain and, in some cases, numbness.
According to chiropractor Dr. Artemio Del Real of Serenity Health & Wellness in Chicago, the prolonged forward head posture that occurs with computer users and iPad users is often the cause of chronic head and neck pain as well. "One of the biggest misconceptions about neck pain is that people think they've slept wrong, but most pain is just a symptom of poor, tech-related posture."
SEE NEXT PAGE: Your Rx: Get Engaged