We may love our mobile devices, but our necks and spines don’t. Worldwide, people spend an increasingly large portion of every day hunched over their devices texting, emailing, scrolling, and surfing. You may be spending more time looking at your phone than you think. A group of college-aged U.S. students in one study spent five hours a day using their smartphones, a third of their waking hours and nearly twice the amount of time they’d estimated.
Experts warn that too much time on mobile devices can spell big trouble for our bodies. Keep reading to learn about an increasingly common and potentially painful ailment known as “text neck,” and how to prevent or correct it.