50-70% of Americans are inflicting a real damage and are risking their health by sitting all day working on their PC for many hours every night. As a result, they are damaging the spine, the heart all thanks to the bad posture and passive position.
Research shows that 80% of the people in the USA use the internet every day. This number is getting bigger and bigger every week and every statistic shows the connection between back problems and bad sitting position while using the PC.
Most people are chained to their desk in sitting position 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and the long sitting periods bring numerous health concerns such as increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist that leads to obesity and abnormal cholesterol level.
Research confirms that just 2 more hours spent on your PC at home, increases the risk of spine, neck, and joint damage.
The habit of sitting in front of your computer or cell phone for several hours can be a real killer for your well-being, and can negatively affect your spine, heart, and your body shape.
This problem does not leave out the younger generation including the children who has grown with computers and technology, we often see 5-year-old playing a video game or watching cartoons on their tablet. As a result of bad sitting posture and the extended use of computers, they develop damaged spines and kyphosis and scoliosis.
That is why children under 12 should avoid sitting in front of a TV or PC, or at best limit their use.
The best way to reduce the pain is not by sitting or laying down, but by being more physically active, move around and stretch.
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