“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 Daily Mail reports. “The term is being used to describe the stooped body shape adopted by those texting, emailing or playing games on their iPad or smartphone.”
“Some 84 per cent of those aged 18 to 24 admitted to having suffered back pain in the past year, in a survey by the healthcare provider Simplyhealth,” The Daily Mail reports. “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,” The Daily Mail reports. “Nearly three-quarters of the older generation recall being given this advice from their parents and more than half remember similar admonishments from their teachers. Parents today are much less likely to tell their children to sit up and stand up straight. Nearly two thirds of those questioned said they never gave their children this advice.”
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