As more and more people continue to hunker down in their homes to self-quarantine, it's a good idea to start putting some restrictions on your screen time, which is bad for your eyes and can also lead to headaches and neck pain.
We spend a lot of time on our phones and on the computer while at home. And what do we do when we're not looking at those two screens? We stare at the television! That's a whole lot of screen time when it comes down to it.
Instead, try to give yourself a break by reading hard copies of books if you have them. Listen to podcasts and audiobooks to expand your horizon a bit and give your eyes and necks a rest while your ears pick up a bit of the slack.
Exercising is always a good excuse to get off the computer and off the couch, but we know that can be a challenge when gyms are closed and we don't have a whole lot of mobility.
If you must stare at your computer or smartphone screen, try to keep your neck straight. Stop craning your neck down to look at your smartphone -- it's really detrimental for your spine and your posture.
If you have head or neck pain that persists, even in the face of limiting your screen time, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn more about how our treatments can get you back to 100% well. We're still here to provide essential drug-free services to those who need -- all while keeping the highest standards of cleanliness and safety. Call today to learn more.