The average workday of the modern adult looks a little something like this:
Wake up. Commute to work. Sit at a desk for 8 hours. Commute home. Go to sleep. In order to keep the engine running, we’ll work meals and (hopefully) exercise into the mix.
Throughout the entire day, our collective addiction to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is straining our neck muscles and causing postural imbalances. Over time, this repetitive cycle can lead to neck pain and longer-term degenerative spine issues.
Understanding the impact of and simply being aware of your head position and posture will make a big difference in how much your neck muscles endure throughout the day. Neck strengthening can help proactively prevent neck pain and the growing cost of treating these issues, which can ultimately be in the tens of thousands over the course of several years.