An overview of the article spells out the most important points of a recent UK survey:
Tablets and smartphones are causing an epidemic of back pain as people hunch over devices:
- 84 per cent of 18-24 year olds have admitted to suffering back pain in the last 12 months, according to a survey by Simplyhealth
- The results also showed almost all age groups spend as much time in front of a PC, laptop or tablet screen in total as they do asleep in bed
- Brian Hammond, CEO of BackCare, warned hunching over handheld devices is a contributory factor in back pain reported by different generations
While you’re at work today, pay attention to your posture. Whether or not you’re in front of a computer or working on a device, pay attention to how much time you spend slouching. Does your work environment lend itself to good posture? If not, today’s the day to look at getting a better set up, changing your chair and becoming more conscious about your overall posture. Don’t worry, I’m diagnosing the same homework for myself.
If you need a little help, here are ten great posture improving tips from Spine-Health.com.
A question for you: Do you have bad posture?