Youngsters Urged To Take Up Skipping Again To Beat Back Pain 3/08/2008

Youngsters have been being urged to turn off their computers and take up traditional games like skipping to beat back pain.

Nearly half of 16- to 24-year-olds (44 per cent) have back problems, say the British Chiropractic Association, who believe much of it is caused by hunching over screens.

Experts say that old fashioned games like skipping, hula hoops, space-hoppers and ball games would be much healthier.

Chiropractor Tim Hutchful said: “We are concerned that back pain has grown so dramatically among young people.”