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There is a real threat to the youth of America... iPosture!

Jamie has been saying it for years.... "All these computer devices are ruining kids posture!" And it turns out she is right!!

Doctors are saying more and more kids 18-24yr olds are being seen for neck and back injuries.

Listen to our conversation HERE



Dr Brian Hammond, chairman of BackCare, the national back pain charity, said: ‘The vast majority of people experience back pain in the lower back.

‘Over half the population experience pain in the neck or lower back every year.

‘This survey shows that 18 to 24-year-olds are more likely to experience pain in the upper back and neck.

‘It is likely that slumping and hunching over computers and hand-held devices is a contributory factor in the different types of back pain reported by different generations.

‘Younger people are far more likely to be hunched over a device on a sofa, and would benefit from paying close attention to the basics of good posture.’

The results also show that almost all age groups spend as much time in front of a computer, laptop or tablet screen in total as they do asleep in bed, some even more so.

Excluding time spent watching the ‘traditional’ TV, the typical young adult spends 8.83 hours a day in front of a screen. The total is 6.64 hours for the older generation.

The 18 to 24-year-olds are also much more likely to either slouch or hunch in front of their PC or other devices.

Part of that could be down to a lack of old-fashioned advice, because it appears that being told to sit up straight seems to be on the decline.

Read the whole story HERE

 

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