New research tells that hunching posture adopted by smart phone users or other mobile devices is as bad as being obese and could lead to breathing problems in old age.
The British United Chiropractic Association (UCA) study has claimed that the effect of the posture is not immediately evident as it results in breathing problems leading to cardiovascular problems later in life and it also suggest link of the posture with hyperkyphosis which is associated with pulmonary disease and cardiovascular problems.
Hyperkyphosis is a spinal deformity that looks like a forward-curved posture of the head and the upper back.
As per the studies, play a game on a phone or to go online, users drop their head and round their shoulders which leads to restrictions of their muscles, making its harder for them to take a full breadth
According to reports it is clear that elder people with a slight amount of hyperkyphosis have higher risk of mortality than those without it. This is similar to the increase in risk of death from having a body mass index greater than 30.
UCA executive member Estelle Zauner-Maughan said, "The forward-leaning posture has a greater negative effect than medical professionals previously thought."