Just like your muscles, your bones change with your physical activity. Studies with children show that today's kids have weaker bones than those of just 10 years ago. And adults are now getting "text neck" from bending your head to look at your cell phone. Healthy Living Expert Dr. David Barczyk explains. “Our bones respond to forces that are applied to them. It’s called Wolfe’s Law. Your bones have a certain amount of strength and they will respond to different pressures.” When you’re sitting upright, your heavy head is balanced on top of your spine. As you lean forward to pore over your cell phone - for hours! - , your neck must strain to hold your head in place. Thus --- “text neck." Dr. Barczyk says, ”Over time, this will cause shoulder and upper back stiffness and pain. And, of course, the list of muscular-skeletal complaints goes on and on. “
Dr. Barczyk says weight baring exercise builds healthier bones - especially for females after 40. Your skeletal system supports your tissue and protects your vital organs. Click here for some simple exercises to help you with your "Text Neck" and other posture-related problems.