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Newsletter Video, September 2016

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Nearly three quarters of all Americans use mobile phones, and they spend hours each day hunched over them texting, talking, and surfing the web. Many of them also suffer from neck and shoulder pain as a result. If that sounds familiar, watch our video to find out what you can do about it.

Simple Stretches to Keep You Comfortable

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Download a PDF of the exercises.

Recipe of the Month:

Whether you are heading back to school this month or just going to work, packing a healthy lunch is a good idea. Try this Crunchy Turkey Salad Sandwich. Your mouth will be happy, and you’ll get the afternoon pick-me-up you need. If you sit up straight while you eat, your food will go down easier, and your neck and back will thank you for it too. Find the recipe here.

Educational Resource:

Could hunching over your mobile phone be affecting your mood? Harvard researcher Amy Cuddy thinks so. According to her, “Smart phones are ruining our posture. And bad posture doesn’t just mean a stiff neck. It can hurt us in insidious psychological ways.” You can learn more about the research to back up her claim in the NY Times article here.

You Don’t Have to Give up Your Smart Phone

With all this talk about how bad smartphones can be for your mood and your body, you might think we are telling you to stop using them. We are not. Today our phones are an integral part of our daily lives and many of us can’t fathom life without them. We just want you to be aware of some of the problems that can result from the way we use our phones. And those problems can often be solved by a little exercise and some work on your posture—give us a call if you have any questions or need help.

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