Here’s How to Combat Tech-Related Health Problems

Carpal tunnel, emoji thumb and selfie elbow are just a few ailments brought on by the digital world.

By Alain StephensJuly 21, 2016 11:55 am

Many of us spend too much time behind the keyboard, squinting down at our smartphones, or throwing up that arm for the habitual selfie. But our link to the digital world could very much have real-world consequences when it comes to health. Almost every year a new tech-related health ailment is discovered.

Here to help us avoid harm is digital savant Omar Gallaga from 512 Tech, powered by the Austin American-Statesman. He says there are a few things you can do to prevent most tech-induced ailments: “Just taking breaks, doing stretches, getting out of your chair for a little while and being a little bit more mobile and aware of your body.”

What you’ll hear in this segment: 

– What are textneck, emoji thumb and selfie elbow, and how do you combat them?

– Hardware that is available to help you modify your day-to-day tech use

– Digital hacks that are available to keep you healthy