Technology is everywhere and it’s hard to go a single day without using it.

Our daily technology is also tough to hold at a suitable height all day long, we’ve all seen the videos of people walking into posts and others while texting.

Our modern technology has forced us to look down constantly, which is beginning to have a distinct influence on our appearance.

 

Tech Neck

Tech neck is the term being used for the after effects of constantly looking down to opperate our technology.

In short it’s a double chin, but not in the way that many are familiar with. When someone says double chin, we tend to think of being overweight and having excess body fat.

However a double chin has more to do with bone structure and muscle usage than it does with fat storage. Many people believe that they can achieve a strong jawline via fat loss, but modern life has left us with a much larger issue to deal with.

There are two many issues when it comes to tech neck:

  1. Poor Posture
  2. Open Mouth

 

Poor Posture

Tech is highly responsible for global postures taking a downward turn, with everyone looking at the floor for hours on end, the bones in our faces begin to grow in that direction, even as adults.

Through the process of bone remodelling which constantly occurs throughout your life, the downward texting or laptop using posture many have adopted is causing jaw bones to recede.

 

 

This is especially true if you grew up with this kind of technology. Our bones grow most when we’re young, and if you’re constantly looking down as a child then your bones will be more susceptible to receding.

In ideal conditions such as…looking out across an African plain like we did thousands of years ago, our jaws will achieve forward growth and give a horizontal profile.

 

 

Open Mouth

Technology is also to blame in another sense. Due to the entertainment factor of technology and how it grabs our attention, we tend to forget what’s going on around us.

This means that we forget what our bodies are doing and open our mouths. Keeping your mouth closed relies on two things.

  1. The consious decision to close it or keep it closed
  2. Having strong jaw muscles that keep your mouth closed automatically even when distracted by tech

Sadly due to weak diets, most of us aren’t chewing like we used to. This has created a combination where our weak jaw muscles are no match for the entertaining technology that has our attention. Hours pass and our mouths are kept open.

The pound for pound strongest muscle in the body the tongue will then weigh down on the jaw and push everything down and backwards in order to compensate for this mouth breathing posture that’s less efficient than nasal breathing with typical posture.

 

The Solution

In order to have a strong jawline or reverse the effects of tech neck you need to start with strengthening your jaw muscles.

You can opt to each a tougher diet such as a paleo one, or if you’re a vegan, you can chew on mastiha gum, a gum from Greece that will give you a workout like never before.

Once your jaw muscles are strong enough, they’ll keep your mouth closed, teeth together and lips together (which are the three most important components) for the majority of each day, even during your sleep which is crucial.

(For more on this search the movement that is Orthotropics and Dr Mike Mew)

 

By doing this your tongue has more chance of making it to the roof of the mouth and resting on what’s called the palette. This is where the tongue is supposed to sit because it supports a bone in the mid-face called the maxilla bone.

This bone is highly responsible for facial beauty and needs to grow upwards and forwards, hence the tongue support.

However all of this begins with stronger jaw muscles which most people don’t have due to weak diets and a lack of chewing. We hit the gym to work on our bodies, but we forget about our faces.

This is why the effects of tech neck have been so drastic. Combine a constant downwards posture with weak jaw muscles and we have the perfect mix that leads to a receding jaw and an open mouth posture.

Technology is everywhere and it's hard to go a single day without using it.

Our daily technology is also tough to hold at a suitable height all day long, we've all seen the videos of people walking into posts and others while texting.

Our modern technology has forced us to look down constantly, which is beginning to have a distinct influence on our appearance.

 

Tech Neck

Tech neck is the term being used for the after effects of constantly looking down to opperate our technology.

In short it's a double chin, but not in the way that many are familiar with. When someone says double chin, we tend to think of being overweight and having excess body fat.

However a double chin has more to do with bone structure and muscle usage than it does with fat storage. Many people believe that they can achieve a strong jawline via fat loss, but modern life has left us with a much larger issue to deal with.

There are two many issues when it comes to tech neck:

  1. Poor Posture
  2. Open Mouth

 

Poor Posture

Tech is highly responsible for global postures taking a downward turn, with everyone looking at the floor for hours on end, the bones in our faces begin to grow in that direction, even as adults.

Through the process of bone remodelling which constantly occurs throughout your life, the downward texting or laptop using posture many have adopted is causing jaw bones to recede.

 

 

This is especially true if you grew up with this kind of technology. Our bones grow most when we're young, and if you're constantly looking down as a child then your bones will be more susceptible to receding.

In ideal conditions such as...looking out across an African plain like we did thousands of years ago, our jaws will achieve forward growth and give a horizontal profile.

 

 

Open Mouth

Technology is also to blame in another sense. Due to the entertainment factor of technology and how it grabs our attention, we tend to forget what's going on around us.

This means that we forget what our bodies are doing and open our mouths. Keeping your mouth closed relies on two things.

  1. The consious decision to close it or keep it closed
  2. Having strong jaw muscles that keep your mouth closed automatically even when distracted by tech

Sadly due to weak diets, most of us aren't chewing like we used to. This has created a combination where our weak jaw muscles are no match for the entertaining technology that has our attention. Hours pass and our mouths are kept open.

The pound for pound strongest muscle in the body the tongue will then weigh down on the jaw and push everything down and backwards in order to compensate for this mouth breathing posture that's less efficient than nasal breathing with typical posture.

 

The Solution

In order to have a strong jawline or reverse the effects of tech neck you need to start with strengthening your jaw muscles.

You can opt to each a tougher diet such as a paleo one, or if you're a vegan, you can chew on mastiha gum, a gum from Greece that will give you a workout like never before.

Once your jaw muscles are strong enough, they'll keep your mouth closed, teeth together and lips together (which are the three most important components) for the majority of each day, even during your sleep which is crucial.

(For more on this search the movement that is Orthotropics and Dr Mike Mew)

 

By doing this your tongue has more chance of making it to the roof of the mouth and resting on what's called the palette. This is where the tongue is supposed to sit because it supports a bone in the mid-face called the maxilla bone.

This bone is highly responsible for facial beauty and needs to grow upwards and forwards, hence the tongue support.

However all of this begins with stronger jaw muscles which most people don't have due to weak diets and a lack of chewing. We hit the gym to work on our bodies, but we forget about our faces.

This is why the effects of tech neck have been so drastic. Combine a constant downwards posture with weak jaw muscles and we have the perfect mix that leads to a receding jaw and an open mouth posture.