It 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.