Your cell phone: It's the best of devices and it's the worst of devices.
On one hand, that incredible little machine allows you to access the sum total of human knowledge in an instant. On the other hand, it might hurt your neck, disrupt your sleep or give you a raging case of cheek acne.
So, what are the health consequences of using your iPhones and Androids incorrectly, and how in the world can you prevent them? Read on for a list of bad habits, plus smart tips on righting those wrongs.
1.CONSTANTLY CHECKING YOUR PHONE
Between texts, alerts and notifications, you're probably tempted to look at your phone about every five seconds. Problem is, checking too much can chip away at your overall ability to concentrate.
If you have a problem, turn off your notifications and try not to text after a certain hour. Your brain will thank you.
2. OBSESSING OVER SOCIAL MEDIA
Whether it's being bummed about your pal's perfect Instagram life, or feeling guilty that you blew two hours on Tumblr, social media can affect your mood. And the more you use it, the worse it may be.
The solution? Either delete your Twitter account entirely,
i know it’s a hard move! or download an app restricting your overall social media usage. They don't cost much, and could save your mental health.
3. SCROLLING BEFORE BED
If you're feeling unrested lately, your smartphone could be responsible. Recent studies found that using a phone within an hour of bedtime may disrupt sleep
Instead of checking texts, set your device aside and read a book. A good novel will probably lure you to sleep faster than your phone, and—hey—you just might learn something new.
4. HUNCHING OVER TO TYPE
If your parents ever told you to sit up straight at the dinner table, you might want to thank them. Sure, it's polite, but it also taught you good posture, key to keeping your back, neck and shoulders pain-free.
Those muscles have been under attack lately, thanks largely to smartphones.
Happily, the solution is simple: Instead of hunching over to read your BFF's text, keep your head upright and bring your phone to your eyes. That should help ease immediate pain, and keep you safer long-term.
5. STARING AT YOUR PHONE FOR HOURS
Your smartphone obsession might not blind you, but it isn't good for your vision.
Children, whose eyes are still developing, are also at risk for dry-eye disease.
To prevent strain, take breaks every 20 minutes or so, and opt for wearing glasses over contact lenses, which can aggravate irritation.
I believe observing this would change your overall health.
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