Since tablets can be used almost anywhere in a variety of ways, we may find ourselves in ergonomically awkward positions. This consistent bending, or flexion, can cause extra strain on the neck and shoulder muscles. Apple has revealed that in the first three days the iPad mini was available on the market, they sold three million iPads of all varieties. This compares to the 1.5 million iPads that were sold in the first three days after Apple launched the third generation iPad and cut the price of the iPad 2. These figures suggest that more and more people will find themselves in awkward positions and experience some sort of muscular pain.

While tablets can arguably make our lives more mobile, convenient and fun, they can also take a significant toll on our bodies according to a Harvard study. Take a look at the infographic below presented by onlinedegrees.org.

Featured image by Jill Allyn Peterson