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Teens, ‘Text Neck’ & Scavenger Hunts

I read with great interest this article in the Chicago Tribune, Teens showing signs of ‘text neck’.

It says, in part:

Think your kid’s posture is starting to suffer from always looking down at a cellphone?

It is, according to a national chain of physical therapy clinics, which reports that more teens than ever are complaining of “text neck,” or back and neck pain that can only be explained by the strain on the body caused by constant viewing of hand-held technology.

“We have teens experiencing the same shoulder, neck and back pain usually felt by people 30 years older,” said Megan Randich, a physical therapist and facility manager for Athletico in Westchester. “They shouldn’t be experiencing those issues.”


Randich added that another way for teens to combat text neck: Get outside and be active.

“Before this generation, there was so much more outdoor free play,” she said. “Activities used to counter any poor posture or positioning. They’re no longer doing that.”

Made me think of our scavenger hunts as a perfect solution to text neck.

Our tag line appropriately enough is, “Get Out and Play!”  Hmmmm, I like this solution.  Don’t you?

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Read the full Chicago Tribune article here.

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