Dr. Krista Burns is the co-founder of the American Posture Institute and author of The Posture Principles: Posture by Design, not by Circumstance. In today’s episode, she offers a completely unique idea: Digital Dementia, a concept that defines how technology and the overuse of digital media is affecting our brains and de-evolving our posture. This is a relevant and eye-opening conversation, which aims to bring more awareness to the stresses that affect our modern-day functioning and physiology.
In this show you will hear about:
● Technique and neurological disorders,
● Cognitive decline as a result of the overuse of technology,
● The average time children are spending on technology every day (and what is recommended).
● How the use of technology impacts our brains.
● Recognizing tech fatigue.
● Viable solutions to families.
[5:45] Dr. Krista talks about her personal and professional journey.
[7:26] Postural changes and how they are affecting us.
[10:04] Research shows that there is a decline in cognition as a result of our posture while using technology.
[10:55] Children born in the digital age are predisposed to dementia and cognitive decline.
[12:30] Infants should not be exposed to screens.
[12:38] After the age of 6 children should not spend more than two hours a day on devices and yet the average child uses devices for 7 hours a day.
[13:43] You do not have to get rid of your devices, but exercise healthy boundaries.
[15:18] The connection piece: our communication has dramatically changed in the digital age.
[16:27] If your children are showing signs of withdrawal, it is because there is an addiction.
[17:24] When you are doing fun things you forget that you are not on your device.
[18:14] Three signs of tech-fatigue:
1. Technique posture.
2. Is your family spending more than two hours a day with their devices for recreational use?
3. Behavioral changes.
[22:08] How our brains are being stimulated by using technology.
[23:50] What happens to your brain when you are surrounded by nature and moving your body.
[25:29] Practical ways to safeguard our children from digital dementia:
1. Take Digital detox doses.
2. Monitor screen time.
3. Take posture breaks.
4. Move more.
[32:30] Dr. Krista recommends blue light blockers.
[33:55] Blue light is affecting our melatonin levels.
[35:18] Dr. Krista talks about the active sitting solution.
[36:20] What makes Dr. Krista so passionate about what she does.
[38:01] What makes Dr. Krista rebellious?
[38:27] Rapid fire questions.
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Quotes and Tweetables:
“Posture is declining at the speed of technology.” #therebelpodcast #posture #technology
“Abnormal posture in children is predisposing them to dementia and cognitive decline at an early age.” #therebelpodcast #posture #dementia #cognitivedecline
“You don’t have to get rid of your devices but to exercise healthy boundaries.” #therebelpodcast #posture #digitalera #boundaries
“The first years of life are crucial for the development of a creative brain, which lead to better health decisions later in life.” #therebelpodcast #posture #infants #technology #development
“Practice digital detox doses: three one hour intervals for everyone in your family to be tech-free.” #therebelpodcast #posture #digitaldetox
“When children diagnosed with ADD spend 20 minutes in green spaces and moving, it results in a significant reduction of their signs and symptoms.” #therebelpodcast #posture #movement #nature
“The movement of the body is fuel for the soul.” #therebelpodcast #posture #movement #soul