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Why should you reduce the time you use your phone every day?

The researchers said “it’s not necessary to give up smartphones completely to feel better,” but they found that reducing daily phone use has a positive effect on a person’s health.

Several previous studies have shown that smartphone use is associated with obesity, neck pain, impaired performance and addictive behaviors. Therefore, experts from the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany did research to determine how much is too much.

dr Julia Brailovskaia and her team wanted to find out whether our life is really better without smartphones and how much less use is good for us. ta.

The researchers recruited 619 people for their study and divided them into three groups. Out of a total of 200 people who put their smartphones aside for the week, 226 reduced their screen time by one hour per day, and 193 did not change their behavior.

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dr Brailovskaia said: “We found that going away from smartphones altogether and reducing daily screen time to one hour had a positive impact on participants’ lifestyle and health. In the group with reduced consumption, these effects lasted even longer and were therefore more stable than in the group in which no consumption took place.”

On average, people spend more than three hours a day on their smartphone. Smartphone users can search Google, get directions, check email or the weather, shop, read the news, watch movies and play games.

Researchers surveyed all participants about their lifestyle and health status immediately after the reduction in phone time, one month, and four months later.

The researchers asked survey participants to engage in physical activity and asked about a person’s level of satisfaction with their life and whether they showed signs of anxiety or depression.

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The week-long survey changed the participants’ phone habits: Even four months after the end of the study, the members of their smartphone abstention group still had an average of 38 minutes less per day than before.

The group that spent less than an hour a day on their smartphone in the test used their cell phone for 45 minutes less every day four months later than before.

At the same time, life satisfaction and time spent in physical activity increased, while symptoms of depression and anxiety decreased.

dr Brailovskaia said: “It is not necessary to completely abandon smartphones in order to feel better about life. You can have optimal daily usage time.”

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