Children and adults are the same but different. Most kids want to play all the time, but they also are required to go to school. Most adults would prefer to play all the time – relax, go to the ...View Article
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Original Citation: Kado, D.M., Huang, M., Karlamangla, A.S., Barrett-Connor, E., Greendale, G.A. (2004). Hyperkyphotic posture predicts mortality in older community-dwelling men and women: A prospective study. JAGS S2: 1662-1667 – ABSTRACT
Why is this relevant?: Increased sedentary desk jobs along with overuse of computers, cellphones, and tablets can lead to a hyperkyphotic posture resulting in neck and shoulder pain (1). This study was the first to examine the link between hyperkyphosis in the elderly and a higher mortality rate. This may indicate the need for postural re-education to prevent hyperkyphosis; as means of enhancing function, quality of life and decreasing the rate of mortality.