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How Smart Phones are Affecting the Way We Touch and Feel Touch

I recently wrote about how our love for gadgets and technology affects our posture. This time, let's take a look at how touch screen items alter our perception of touch and ultimately mold our brains. Many people cannot imagine life without a smart phone or other handheld device. We use them for extended periods every day in both our personal lives and for our jobs. I certainly find them extremely helpful in staying organized and keeping in touch with my family and friends. Gadgets … [Read More]

Pain in the Neck? Blame Your Smartphone

We all love our gadgets and electronics. Most of us check our smartphones regularly and spend considerable time standing around holding the phones texting, playing games, and checking Facebook. While this is indeed a mostly pleasant experience, our bodies may not be feeling the same way. How we hold our gadgets affects how we hold our bodies. More importantly, how we hold our bodies affects our health. It's as simple as that. And it's as scary as that. For most of us, texting or usin… [Read More]
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