Unless you’re super old school and have a home printer – chances are you’re reading this on a screen. And you’re not alone. Like most of us out there, your smartphone is how you get through the day – from contacting friends, to checking the weather and time.
Smartphones, along with laptops, have basically replaced how we interact with the world.
Alright, let’s be clear – not all screen time is bad. But there are some worrying trends that it could be harming our bodies in ways that we are only beginning to understand.
How much time are we really spending on screens?
According to experts, this number is around 76,000 hours over a lifetime. That works out at about 3 hours per day. Of course, this is different depending on your personal habits and generational differences in how we spend time on screens. But these numbers are staggering. So how is this really affecting our bodies?
Here’s what you need to know.
What scientists are saying about screen habits
Basically, no long amount of time spent hunched over a screen is good for anyone. Scientists have now given our screen habits a name. It’s called “text neck syndrome”.