9 Tech Habits That Can Wreck Your Body (and How to Break Them)

Smarter ways to use your phone, computer and tablet
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Hunching over your phone

If you’re like many people, you check your phone 110 to 150 times a day. And each time you send a text, check email or play a game, you’re bending your neck and slouching. Studies find half of all people have numbness or neck aches when using their phones and more than 80 percent have pain while texting. To avoid problems, bring your phone to eye level. If you’re watching a movie or TV show, lean back and support your neck with pillows, or use a stand for your device. And take breaks at least every 15 minutes.