Living this fast life, with everything depending on technology we are trapped in the world of computers and their everyday use.
However, working on the computer all day long until the late hours is a serious threat for the health of 50%-70% of the Americans. Sitting too long damages the spine, causes heart diseases, different types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, slow blood circulation and obesity.
Statistics say that nearly 80% of the Americans use the Internet every day for hours. There’s at least one computer in 90% of every home. According to researches, the number of Internet users rises for about10 millions yearly. 40 % of the patients suffer from back problems, say health specialist. It’s all as a result of spending long hours on the computer while sitting improperly.
Most of the people who suffer from these problems and ask medical help are people whose jobs require working on the computer more than 8 hours a day. Children younger than 18 are more and more frequently affected by this problem , developing severe spinal deformations such as scoliosis and kyphosis. We should also mention 5 year old children who are watching cartoons on TV or play games on the computer which affects their physical development negatively.
According to specialists , if you work on your computer for more than two hours , the risk of serious damages that affects the spine, joints and neck is higher. Unfortunately, many people solve this problem by consuming medications for their whole lives, and deal with pain that is hard to treat.
Initially, patients are dealing with problems caused by the joints and feel back and neck pain. It is recommended that children under 12 shouldn’t sit in front of the TV or the computer for more than 2 hours a day. If you feel muscle pain, don’t wait and start doing some exercises or go for a walk.