Here’s Why You Really Get Tech Neck: Infographic

Imagine four 15-pound bowling balls atop your head, and you’ll understand why so many people now suffer from “tech neck.” Yep, the equivalent of about 60 pounds is added to the stress on your neck every time you look down at some wireless device — think texting, for example — potentially resulting in everything from headaches to back, shoulder, neck and arm pain.

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Taking a Holistic Approach to Fit Living

Is the holistic approach the way to go when it comes to your own and your children’s health? That’s certainly the advice of a variety of experts who say that a more big-picture view of “fit living” — meaning, beyond the usual warnings to, say, exercise more — can actually help improve your overall quality of life. Among those weighing in: WebMD and Sanford Health, which created the “Raising Fit Kids” informational guide.

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Student Backpacks Are Literally a Big Pain

Consider this: “The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission calculated that carrying a 12-pound backpack to and from school and lifting it 10 times a day for an entire school year puts a cumulative load on youngsters’ bodies of 21,600 pounds,” The New York Times reported, “or the equivalent of six mid-sized cars.”

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