Why your tech is a pain in your neck. And back. And eyes – CNET

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On average, nearly nine in 10 adults (88 percent) spend more than two hours each day using a digital device, with one in 10 people spending at least three-fourths of their waking hours on a digital device. This constant exposure to technology is a shock to our eyes with 65 percent of Americans reporting symptoms of digital eye strain, such as dry, irritated, eyes, blurred vision, eye fatigue, neck and back pain and headaches.

Key Takeaways:

  • For an uninterrupted hour every week, Susan Friedman stashes her smartphone in a locker and turns her full attention to a different screen.
  • On her spin-class bike, only the control panel matters, and physical discomfort comes from exhausted, burning quads — not neck or eye strain.
  • For Friedman, a 35-year-old attorney in Los Angeles, spin class isn’t just about getting strong. It’s also about staying sane and pain-free.

“On her spin-class bike, only the control panel matters, and physical discomfort comes from exhausted, burning quads — not neck or eye strain.”

https://www.cnet.com/news/your-tech-is-a-pain-in-your-neck-back-eyes-cnet-magazine-2016/

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