Lifestyle - Gadgets | 13-18 yrs

Texting Is Bad For Your Health

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In an era where the smartphone has become a ubiquitous item on the hands of people from every walk of life, people texting 24/7 has become quite common.

Almost every other day, one can see people texting while in the bus, in the metro, at the office canteen and while buying groceries; texting has become an essential part of our daily activity akin to eating and drinking. Apps like Whatsapp, Viber, Wechat have only added to the texting frenzy.

However, did you know that something considered as harmless as texting can also lead to negative consequences?

A DailyMail article even goes so far as to state that texting can lead to heart diseases and breathing problems. According to a study by the UK United Chiropractic Association, poor posture while using a phone (because people adopt a hunching posture during this time) constricts breathing and blood flow, leading to complications. That texting is harmful for one’s spine is a fact that has been examined even in the Guardian.

Text messaging may seem fun but it can severely dent your reading abilities, say scientists. Heavy texting leads to a condition where people are unable to understand new words over a period of time.

Although we cannot completely stop texting, we can try to curb this habit.

To know about ways to prevent your teen from texting and driving and methods to limit texting, click through the pages of this ClipBook.

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