New words – 14 July 2014

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techneck

tech necknouninformalwrinkles in the neck area caused by looking down at phones, tablets, etc.

Word of the week: tech neck.[Grazia (UK celebrity magazine) 03 March 2014]

Experts in non-surgical facelifts say tilting your head down to use phones, iPads and computers can leave wrinkles on your throat and neck, a condition being called ‘tech neck.’

[www.kshb.com 27 February 2014]

buffalo humpnouna fatty build-up at the back of the neck, usually caused by weight gain, but exacerbated by poor posture

A spokesperson for WhatClinic.com, who carried out the research, said: ‘Buffalo humps can be an unusual side effect of certain medications, but more often they appear over time, through obesity. Poor posture doesn’t help either, making it more noticeable.

[www.dailymail.co.uk 08 January 2014]

sitting diseasenounhealth problems caused by too much sitting

Sitting too much, sometimes called sitting disease, may increase the risk of…

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