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Too much texting can wreck your posture. Try these tips by Yasmin Karachiwala to correct it

Updated on:10 August 2021, 17:39pm IST
Don’t we text all the time? But have we paid heed to the fact that it could harm us in more ways than one? Learn how to correct your posture, while using your phone, from none other than celeb fitness instructor Yasmin Karachiwala.
Geetika Sachdev
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Text the right way, thanks to Yasmin Karachiwala. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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There are so many of us who work out regularly, and yet pay no heed to our posture. But do you know it’s extremely important? It doesn’t matter where you are, whether in the gym or park, but it is essential to care about your posture. And if there’s one habit that’s an impediment to this, it’s texting. Yes, we spend all our time on our smartphones. Now we know that’s become a part of our lifestyle, but we can take care and maintain our posture, right? Yes, all with the guidance of celeb fitness instructor Yasmin Karachiwala. This will help you keep orthopedic conditions at bay. 

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How to fix your posture while using phone

Yasmin, along with physical therapist Dr Hemakshi Basu,  has shared a post on Instagram that speaks about some tips to deal with this issue.

Here’s what Yasmin wrote, “Want to text me?” Yasmin wrote, to start her post, adding, “No, no, I don’t mean literally texting me. Find out how to correct your posture while using the phone.” She then added how we could adopt the best practices for texting while doing our daily chores. “Follow the tips to correct your posture while you are using your phone standing, lying down or sitting,” she said. 

The duo has also demonstrated the correct pose, while standing, sitting in a chair or sofa and lying on the bed. While standing and texting someone, it is important to have your head up, phone up and shoulders down. 

When we sit on the sofa, we tend to slouch, which is unhealthy. According to Dr Hemakshi, one must slide back — resting against the backrest, shoulders back and “use your eyes not your neck.” 

The third posture talks about when we use our phones lying down on the sofa or bed.”Slide down, use a pillow, support your elbow to hold the phone,” she said for the third correct posture. 

Geetika Sachdev Geetika Sachdev

An independent writer and journalist, Geetika loves sharp and fresh humour, just like her coffee! If not writing, you'll find her cafe-hopping and raiding the best book stores in town.