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The Health Hazards Of Using Mobile Devices

Staring at screens for three hours (or more) a day or having our necks flexed down for extended periods of time while texting surely can’t be good for us. Just as a reminder, the “Are Mobile Devices Destroying Your Body?” infographic points out these and other health implications when using mobile devices and things we can do to minimize them.

Some stats may seem alarmist or still unproven (e.g. regarding mobile phone radiation and cancer studies — mobile phones are neither officially safe nor unsafe to use).

Still, the infographic offers some good tips and reminders for both mobile device users and general computer use. For example, blinking often. using protective eyewear, and using saline drops to counteract computer vision syndrome (CVS). There are compelling reasons for mobile phone users to practise better posture and follow advice we’ve noted before such as taking breaks and stretching to avoid sitting all day.

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Are Mobile Devices Destroying Your Body? [Daily Infographic via How-To Geek]