Cell phone texting have been linked with a number of health conditions and now researchers at British United Chiropractic Association (UCA) reveal that it may also be bad for your heart.
The researchers said that the hunching posture adopted when a cell phone user either sends a text message or plays games tends to restrict the muscles, thereby making it difficult for them to breathe which could lead to heart problems in the future.
The researchers said that the increased risk of mortality due to the condition could be similar to the risk when a person has a body mass index of more than 30.
The researchers linked the posture with a condition called hyperkyphosis, a spinal deformity that looks like a forward-curved posture of the head and the upper back, which has been linked with pulmonary disease and cardiovascular problems. "The forward-leaning posture has a greater negative effect than medical professionals previously thought", the researchers wrote in their report.