Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Taking a Tech Detox – it’s good for the body, the mind and the soul
Technology has become overwhelming. Do you know how to step away from your smart phone, emails and text messages, and take a breath? We call it digital detoxing, tech cleanse, personal reboot or just plain switching it off. Whatever you call it; studies show that taking a break is good for the body, the mind and the soul.
The body -Taking a break can help break some of the chronic musculoskeletal changes that can occur as the result of some of the postures and positions associated with PC use, smartphones and other handheld digital devices. For example, excessive computer use rounds the shoulders forward and brings the arms across in front of the torso. These types of habitual postures and position can lead to chronic back, neck and shoulder pain.
What to do? Take a break. Set time aside each day to turn off the machine and go take a yoga class. Yoga is one of the forms of psychical exercise that works to stretch and strengthen all the muscles of your body. Can’t get to a class? Try my Take Five – five minute video that will show easy poses you can do anywhere to stretch and relax. It only takes five minutes to relax and let go. Put on some soothing music and relax. You’ll be surprised how much more energy you’ll have. So let’s start with a good tech detox today! Just shut it off. Next week- mindful tips!