By TNT Bureau
July 14, 2017: A recent study has found that your smartphone may make you fat. Hence, it is important to spend less time on your smartphone for weight loss. Whether you admit it or not, you actually end up spending a lot of time on your smartphone.
An average college student spends more than 5 hours per day on their smartphones, studies have revealed. The ordinary scene all over the place these days is a group of people sitting at the same place just staring at their smartphone’s screens which is indeed the warning signal of smartohone addiction.
Previous studies found that smartphone usage among college students drastically decreased the amount of time they spent undertaking physical activities and also affected their general fitness levels. With immediate messaging apps such as WhatsApp, students also send over 100 messages on a daily basis.
The same also applies for adults who are addicted to Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp etc. The researchers noted that other than making your lives more inactive, smartphones also slows you down as you begin to walk much slower chiefly because you are using your phones at the same time.
The study which was published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity scanned about 300 students before concluding that smartphones disturb physical activity and decrease cardio-respiratory fitness.
If you spend far too much time on your smartphone, it is time that you change this habit particularly if you are looking to lose weight. You can turn off your phone and leave it in your drawer during weekends when you don’t have to attend to work related phone calls.
Other than that, turn off your smartphone at least two hours before bedtime and set aside at least an hour every day to exercise without the continuous pings.