Perhaps the slightly more inevitable has just been reported as happening – the whole smartphone-owning population has a few more health concerns to consider in this modern day and age.
Because mobile broadband and other technologies give us the ability to have work done on our smarties as well as remotely from home, it has been established that we started spending an extra two hours and 18 minutes every single day for work purposes in our own time. And that’s on average.
This led the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), who has come up with the findings, to raise concerns about stress and the heightened possibility of workaholics having issues with their posture.
Helena Johnson, chair of the CSP, was quoted as saying:
“While doing a bit of extra work at home may seem like a good short-term fix, if it becomes a regular part of your evening routine then it can lead to problems such as back and neck problems, as well as stress-related illness.”
It has also been found that some strain injuries were linked directly with the use, or shall we say, over-use, of BlackBerry smartphones.
Research found that back and neck pains often occurred because of excessive use of mobile broadband on smartphones. This is perhaps because only 25 per cent considered their posture when using the portable devices, others didn’t take time to think whether they were slouching or not.