New words – 14 July 2014July 14, 2014
tech neck noun informal wrinkles 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 hump noun a 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 disease noun health problems caused by too much sitting
Sitting too much, sometimes called sitting disease, may increase the risk of disability in people over age 60, a new study suggests.
[www.usatoday.com 19 February 2014]