A new study suggests that looking down at a cell phone is the equivalent of placing a 60-pound weight on one’s neck.
Sixty pounds is roughly the weight of four adult-sized bowling balls. Or six plastic grocery bags worth of food. Or an 8-year-old.
It is also, according to a new calculation published in the journal Surgical Technology International, the amount of force exerted on the head of an adult human who is looking down at her phone.
Read the full article by Olga Khazan at http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/11/what-texting-does-to-the-spine/382890/
Image courtesy of Surgical Technology