Numerous people spend their days sitting in front of the computer, and this habit is extremely harmful and poses a great health risk.
Sitting too much damages the spine, weakens the heart, leads to obesity, diabetes, decelerates the blood flow, increases cholesterol levels, and might lead to cancer.
According to statistics, 80% of the Americans use the Internet on a daily basis, and at least 90% of the households own at least a computer. Experts claim that the number of PC users is rising by 10 million annually.
They also add that 40% of patients have back pain issues as a result of bad sitting posture and the prolonged use of computers.
Numerous people work jobs which force them to sit for most of the time and 8 hours in front of the PC. This is extremely harmful to children, as they develop damaged spines, kyphosis and scoliosis.
Children start to play video games since a young age, and this leads to a great damage of their development.
Researchers have found that sitting in front of the computer for 2 hours daily increases the risk of spine, neck, and joint damage.
Therefore, children younger than 12, should not sit in front of the computer more than 2 hours. Moreover, when you experience pain in the spine and muscles, stand up, stretch, and move around the room to prevent further complications.