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Overuse Injuries may Result from too Much Texting

by Rajshri on  November 12, 2009 at 8:55 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
 Overuse Injuries may Result from too Much Texting
If you enjoy sending out millions of text messages to your friends, then you are at a high risk of experiencing what are called overuse injuries. Most adults aged 18-21 are into texting and experts are worried that they will have to suffer injuries that are normally seen in adults who have worked on computers for years together.
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Judith Gold, an assistant professor of Epidemiology at the College of Health Professions and Social Work, has revealed that in a new research it has emerged that college students experienced more pain in neck and shoulders if they indulged in texting too much.

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"What we've seen so far is very similar to what we see with office workers who've spent most of their time at a computer," Gold said at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association. "The way the body is positioned for texting -- stationary shoulders and back with rapidly moving fingers -- is similar to the position for typing on a computer."

Gold also revealed that her team will be further assessing the physiological effects of text messaging in the coming days.


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