Monitor Your Screen Time
Adults spend over 11 hours in front of screens on average.
We spend 3-4 hours on our phones alone, and check our phones around 80 times per day - that's once every 12 minutes!
Smartphones, tablets, laptops and televisions provide instant access to work, entertainment, shopping, socialising, navigation, learning, gaming, fitness tracking, news and more. But studies show that excessive screen time can be detrimental to our health in the following ways:
Brain development: Studies have shown that those that have more screen time score lower on cognitive tests and show reduced activity in the part of the brain that controls empathy, organisation and impulse control.
Eye strain: Blue light emitted from screens can cause eye strain, headaches, and reduced sleep quality.
Mental health: Multiple studies have demonstrated a strong link between high usage time, and depression and anxiety.
iPhone users can use the screen time function on their device, which can be found in settings, to monitor and restrict their own screen time or their children's.
Android users - we recommend downloading Usage Time from the Google Play Store, which will enable you to track your usage in detail and set limits.
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