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The young have so much to contend with these days.
Dwindling employment opportunities and the prospect of being replaced by machines haunt their every breath.
And now they're discovering that even the machines they love might actually be causing them physical pain.
You may have noticed how young people are, more than ever, slouching so much that they walk with a permanent stoop. This, according to one survey in the UK, is caused by their so-called iPosture.
Yes, being stooped over your gadget, with your shoulders depressed and your midriff curled up, can lead to lower back pain.
Indeed, in this survey, coincidentally conducted by UK healthcare provider Simplyhealth, 84 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds admitted that they had experienced lower back pain within the previous 12 months.
The survey also discovered that their backbreaking iPosture caused them to miss 1.5 days of work more than their older counterparts.