Catching up with my favourite doctor, Michael Mosely, on his Feb. 1 ‘Just One Thing’ broadcast about smart phones, I found some interesting information. Average mobile phone use is three hours a day and cutting down by one hour a day can improve cognitive function and well being. Just being around our phone can stop us being in the present and interfere with concentration.
Of special interest to this blogger, were the results of two studies. A large, 7000 young people in Sweden, study found that sending fewer texts led to reduced neck and upper back pain. A Korean study found that more than four hours of phone use led to poor posture and reduced respiratory function. None of this surprises me.
Use you phone less and hold it up closer to eye level.