“What you need to be aware of when it comes to using your smartphone ergonomically”.

Smartphones have become an integral part of everyday life. We can’t think our life without it. This is all great. They make it easy to communicate for work and with friends and family. Keep ergonomics and health in mind when spending 2 minutes or 5 hours on a smartphone can mean the difference between pain-free lifestyle.

It may take a while to get comfortable with the changes, but trust us, it will be worth it.

These are the things you can do to avoid any injury from not using mobile phone ergonomically:

·        Change the way you use the device. For example, hold your phone with the hand you use less frequently or type messages with your index finger to give your thumbs a rest

·        Avoid positions that keep your elbow flexed for long periods of time. For example, use a hands-free device instead of holding the phone to your ear and move away from the computer so that your elbows are straighter as you type

·        Take frequent breaks

·        When possible, take advantage of word prediction or auto complete tools which can be used on your phone.

·        Use your phone in a vertical position while typing; this will reduce the amount of reaching space your thumb will have to cover to push a key.

·        Switch to a telephone call or your laptop if the texting (or surfing) session starts getting too lengthy.

·        Be mindful of your grip. Holding your cellphone too tightly puts stress on your fingers, thumbs and wrist

·        Take a minute to stretch. It’s recommended that you spend one to two minutes stretching for every 30 minutes you spend on your cellphone.

In today’s busy world, it’s nearly impossible to live unplugged, but being mindful of technology’s impact on your health and well-being can make a major difference.


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