Happy and Healthy News Year!

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You can achieve it by being aware of the information you are exposed to and the method in which you are consuming said content.

For example, if sports is your thing, then bypass the clutter: http://www.doseofnews.com/index.php?loc=sports

If your interests include staying healthy: http://www.doseofnews.com/index.php?loc=health

Which leads me to a word to the wise. If you are looking forward to a happy news year, put your cellphones down because it disrupts family dinners and I have also heard of multiple problems which come up at tge dinner table over phones and devices around the globe. Smartphones are ruining our postures and it doesn’t just mean a stiff neck. It can hurt us in insidious psychological nutty ways.

While walking around in public, I see many hunching over a tablet or phone? Technology is transforming how we hold ourselves, and our iPostures.

An average head weighs about 10 to 12 pounds. When we bend our necks forward 60 degrees, as we do to use our phones, the effective stress on our neck increases to 60 pounds. the weight of about five gallons of paint. 30 years ago, there were plenty of “dowagers’ humps, where the upper back had frozen into a forward curve and I'm seeing the same stoop in college students around campuses.

When we’re sad, we slouch. We also slouch when we feel scared or powerless. Studies have shown that people with clinical depression adopt a posture that eerily resembles the iHunch.

Good and healthy posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting or lying down. It involves training your body to stand, walk, sit and lie in positions where the least strain is placed on supporting muscles and ligaments during movement or weight-bearing activities.