You might be asking yourself, what the heck is a turkey neck? As women and men, we are all too familiar with the unwanted excess skin below our chin. We are all at risk of getting older and as we age our skin loses it's elasticity which creates this sagging skin. Some people will start to see this sagging as early as their twenties. When you discover this sagging skin, whether you are young or finely aged, it can and will get worse as you get older.
Who, or what, is to blame for this turkey neck? Mom and Dad? Excess weight gain? Yes, these things can play a role. However, did you ever think your computer screen could be to blame? If you are one of the many people with a career that has you typing away at your computer most of the day, you are most at risk for turkey neck.
When it comes to ergonomics, we are trained to put your body in the proper alignment when seated, or standing, at your workstation. Most people aren't aware that they are staring down at their computer. The proper alignment for your neck is to stare straight ahead at your computer. Monitor arms allow you to adjust your computer screen to your proper height and eye level so that you are not staring down at your computer. Ultimately, this improper posture causes strain on your neck muscles and contributes to the unwanted sagging of skin below your chin, aka turkey neck.