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Text Neck

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you mamas and to your own moms as well!  What a beautiful morning we have today - a much better moment opening my eyes today than yesterday.  I’m all done with snowy wake ups!  

Today I want us to dive into a little info on posture.  Did you know that your head weighs approximately 12 pounds and that for every inch the head tilts forward, the pressure on the spine doubles?  When you sit and look at your phone, does your head tilt forward?  Most likely that’s a big, fat yes.  Are you at around 45 degrees?  If so then your head is putting about 50 pounds of pressure on your cervical spine.  

Text neck is a real thing and can wreck your spine.  Staring at your phone for hours everyday puts excessive stress on the neck and over time can remove the neck’s natural curve, leading to head, neck, and back pain.  Poor posture also reduces lung capacity and increases headache frequency.  

There are a few solutions to this problem:

A)  Throw away your phone (hahahaha, joke).

B)  Look at your phone with a neutral spine - looking down with your eyes, instead of tilting your head (sounds good).

C)  Find some balance in your life by scheduling regular timeouts from your devices.  Giving yourself a digital detox for a few hours can boost present-moment engagement, helping you to focus on your surroundings rather than getting distracted by incoming messages, notifications, and alerts (oh yeah, baby!!!).

***We are happiest when we’re actively participating in exactly what we are doing***

SoulShine Schedule:

Monday - HIIT - 8-9 am

Tuesday - HIIT Yoga Fusion - 8-9 am

Thursday - Brand New PiYo!!! - 8-9 am

Friday - 8-9 am

Sit up tall, drink a bunch of water, and let your SoulShine!

Love you,

Jode xo


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