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Avoid ‘text neck’ injury with better smartphone posture, says Apex PT

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Healthy Living, Injury Prevention, Technology | 0 comments

Avoid ‘text neck’ injury with better smartphone posture, says Apex PT

In so many ways, our smartphones make elements of our lives easier and more convenient, putting the world at our fingertips at a moment’s notice. But as we turn to our phones more often to connect, learn about the world and simply occupy downtime, Madras physical therapist Brock Monger warns that these technological tools have a downside. “Prolonged smartphone and tablet use makes it easier for us to adopt bad posture, which can have long-term health consequences,” said Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy. “As we spend time looking down at our phones, we’re often bending our heads...

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Health & Social Media: Tweet Your Heart Right

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Exercise, Healthy Living, Physical Therapy, Technology | 0 comments

Health & Social Media: Tweet Your Heart Right

What does your Twitter account say about you? According to a group of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, a thorough Twitter analysis can accurately predict the prevalence of heart disease. Just how accurate is the shocking part. The study found that Twitter analyses can be a better indicator of the incidence of heart disease within a particular region than other factors such as smoking, diabetes, income, education, and obesity – combined. Who knew so much could be gleaned from your pithy comments about failed resolutions and the State of the Union Address? “Twitter seems to...

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Reducing Screen Time Good for Kids AND Adults

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Exercise, Healthy Living, Physical Therapy, Technology | 0 comments

Reducing Screen Time Good for Kids AND Adults

When new studies and guidelines make reference to the general term “screen time,” children and teens – along with parents – tend to draw the focus of most research and analysis. And rightfully so. Studies continually show that the amount of time a child spends in front of a TV, computer, tablet or video game can have tangible effects on his or her mental, physical and social development. From obesity to high blood pressure to self-esteem, research tends to overwhelmingly support the goals set forth through guidelines created by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 2013: “The AAP...

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