It’s pretty common to see most folks constantly looking down at their mobile devices, and apparently that’s causing some major problems, especially for women.
A new survey of 2,000 women ages 35 and older finds:
- More than half of women say they spend “too much” time looking at their devices, checking them, on average, 13 times an hour.
- 42% say they’ve been looking at them more since the start of the pandemic.
- 30% of women admit they suffer from “tech neck” due to all the looking down at their phones.
- Most say it’s causing ongoing strain on their neck and shoulders.
And there are also vanity issues as well.
- Two thirds say they worry about how “tech neck” will affect the appearance of their next in the future.
- A third are concerned about visible neck aging.
- 45% have added caring for their necks to their beauty regime.
- 20% are more concerned that looking down so much is causing signs of aging on their neck than straining it.
- 18% have actually started exercising to counter the effects of tech neck.