Monday, October 3, 2011

Nat'l Chiropractic Health Month: TechnoHealthy!

  • In 2008, almost 162 million smart phones were sold, surpassing laptop sales for the first time.

    • More text messages are sent per phone than phone calls. The average number of text messages per month per phone is 357 compared with 204 cell phone calls.

      • A stdy at the University of Queensland in Australia found that text messaging is the most addictive digital service on mobile or Internet, and is equivalent in addictiveness to cigarette smoking.

        • Modern technology such as smart phones and texting is bringing people together in new ways…but it also has the potential to take a toll on our bodies and our health.

          This year for National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM), the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) asks chiropractic patients and the public the question, “Are you TechnoHealthy?”

          As experts in ergonomics, doctors of chiropractic can help their patients use technology safely, avoiding unnecessary injury and strain, or treat the aches and pains that may already exist. Being TechnoHealthy also means knowing when to unplug and reconnect with the world around you through exercise and other wellness activities.

          ACA encourages doctors of chiropractic nationwide to participate in National Chiropractic Health Month this year and help tackle a serious public health problem today: the overuse and misuse of technology.

          The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), based in Arlington, Va., is the largest professional association in the United States representing doctors of chiropractic. ACA promotes the highest standards of ethics and patient care, contributing to the health and well-being of millions of chiropractic patients.

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