6 well being risks of overuse of smartphones


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Most of us have adopted the smartphone lifestyle, which means we can’t help but pick up the phone in our pocket when we receive a text or email. While smartphones have made our lives easier in many ways and connected us more than ever before, there are certain risks in being glued to a screen.

Becoming a slave to your electronic device can lead to mild antisocial behavior, as well as increasing the risk of certain health issues (ironic, when there are so many apps out there to help us become healthier). Either way, here are six ways hitting your smartphone too often can be detrimental to your well-being …

1. Text neck

This is a relatively new finding, but it basically refers to the strain you can put on your spine when you constantly tilt your head down to look at your latest posts online. According to a Washington Post article, your head weighs about 12 pounds in an upright position, but that number jumps to 60 pounds when your neck is at a 60-degree angle.

It’s a lot of weight on your neck and spine, but you might not feel the strain while you do it. However, over time, it can cause degeneration and even lead to surgery, according to the article. He also notes that if you don’t think 60 pounds is a big deal, imagine carrying an 8-year-old around your neck all day long.

Text neck


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