According to the most recent statistics more than 55% of American adults own a smartphone, 33% have a portable e-reader and 42% of Americans use a tablet computer on a regular basis. Users are all aware that the smartphones and the other similar gadgets are constantly zapping our spare time, affect our sleeping habits and overall have a negative impact on the personal life of every individual. But now an even bigger problem was recognized by medical professionals who noticed that regular smartphone usage is also affecting the way people look.
Recently a new term dubbed as “Techneck” emerged. It means that the constant gazing and looking down on gadgets is actually enhancing the natural process of aging in compulsive smartphone addicts. The looking down and bending in downward direction forms new wrinkles around the neck area and causes back pains as well. Overall these wrinkles around the neck and chin are caused by the 21st century compulsion to constantly obsess and check our portable devices. Experts observed this particular problem by noticing the huge increase of smartphone obsessed people looking for non-surgical cosmetic procedures to combat the newly formed “Technecks”.
All in all it’s vital for such folk to take regular breaks from their “smart” devices that are actually contributing to faster aging.