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Dr. Helen

Do you suffer from iPosture?

October 1st, 2013 - 4:48 am

I know I do even if I am over the age group they are discussing in this article at the Daily Mail:

Do you suffer from iPosture? 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

It sounds like the latest gadget from Apple. But ‘iPosture’ is being blamed for an alarming level of back pain among 18 to 24-year-olds.

The term is being used to describe the stooped body shape adopted by those texting, emailing or playing games on their iPad or smartphone.

Luckily, for my back, I have been standing at this Furinno Adjustable Vented Laptop Table Laptop Computer Desk and that has helped my back immensely.

But it is not just back pain but also eyestrain that is a problem for me. I seem to be addicted to screens, even at the gym, I find myself staring at TV screens when I don’t want to –just out of a bad habit. It’s hard to break.

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This is true for me. I should probably start saving money now so that I can buy that smart desk I read about. Well, it's a desk 'which tracks your movements and tells you the amount of calories you burn in your preferred sitting position.' Pretty awesome, right? Here's the link: http://superhuman.ly/2013/10/04/smart-desk-tracks-calories-you-burn-by-standing-up/
48 weeks ago
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When I see people concentrating on mobiles, they don't look happy. But they won't put it down. I'd say they have that much in common with junkies.

Unfortunately, that's probably how I look with my own mobile.
51 weeks ago
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When people visit your office, do they remain standing, as well? I bet meetings you hold in your office get straight to the point and are over in a flash if everyone must stand. Good strategy.
51 weeks ago
51 weeks ago Link To Comment
Not to mention the car wrecks.
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