March 25, 2014
Texting for long periods 'could lower life expectancy'
The forward-leaning posture that many people adopt when texting, going online, sending emails or playing games on phones and other mobile devices increases the risk of an early death in elderly people, and there are fears that younger people could also be knocking time off their lives.
The UCA claims that poor posture is as big a health risk as obesity. Studies suggest a link between forward-leaning posture in older people and hyperkyphosis, which is associated with pulmonary disease and cardiovascular problems.
United Chiropractic Media Statement Warning: Bad Posture Caused by Mobile Device Could Shorten Your Life (pdf)
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