The average American spends about 4 hours each day staring at their phone, whether its for texting, social media, sending emails, etc. Constantly straining your neck in a “texting position” can have long term consequences, such as compromised posture. To avoid this, we must counteract text neck with daily stretches and exercises. Today, we are discussing THREE THINGS you can do to avoid “text neck.” If you have any questions, or want a consultation with a professional, feel free to call, or schedule an appointment online at any of our Bergen County or Passaic County offices in New Jersey. Choose from Glen Rock, Franklin Lakes, Fair Lawn, Ridgewood/Ho-Ho-Kus, and/or Clifton – we make it possible for you to visit any of our offices at your convenience. Chin Tuck: 3 sets of 10 reps -Bring your head back onto its natural alignment along the spine. Keeping your chin parallel to the ground in the starting position, move head up and down. Scapular Retraction -Pull shoulder blades down your back to strengthen rhomboid muscles. You can do this while sitting, driving or standing. Try it at least three times per day, in the morning, afternoon and the evening. Trap Stretch: 3-6x per day -This one’s our favorite! Watch the video to learn this last move.