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Valencia Meredith

Your excessive screen time is doing more harm than good. The average adult spends approximately 11 hours per day looking at screens for a combination of work and leisure (Scripps). This statistic rose by 70% during the pandemic (Pandya and Lodha). Excessive and unregulated screen time has been linked to increased health risks including physical pain such as eye, back, shoulder, and neck tension; mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (Pandya and Lodha); obesity due to increased sedentary routines; and sleep disruption caused by blue light exposure at night. Screen time adds to energy consumption.

Haven’t you had enough? Limiting screen time is the best solution to combating potential health risks and diseases brought about by immoderate usage. Decreasing screen time has been shown to diminish anxiety, promote connection and awareness, increase creativity, and enhance sleep quality. To learn more about the benefits of reducing screen time and ways to lessen your use, check out the featured article, “Reduce your screen time – 10 tips for spending less time on smartphones, PCs, and TVs.”

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