Mobile devices affect your health, what can you do about it (infographic)

Mobile devices affect your health, what can you do about it (infographic)
We know that stooping over those relatively small smartphone and tablet screens and straining our eyes for hours on end is not what are bodies were made to do, so shoehorning our vision, hearing and posture to use the fruits of the Great Mobile Revolution can't come without consequences.

This infographic from an eyewear retailer, however, is probably the most comprehensive warning we've seen, and in the most digestible format, of how exactly using smartphones and tablets for a long time affects us in a negative way.

Starting with relatively minor issues like dry eyes, and continuing through lost sleep because of irradiation, up to the stark warning that immobility now leads to arthritis in 15-year olds, it is a wake-up call that we should address the ways we are using our gadgets on a daily basis. The compilation has some basic rules displayed for dealing with the negative consequences as well, so check it out below.

source: Mezzmer via AAS




Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I only stoop, squint, bend and strain whilst using my iPhone 4S with its' lovely 3.5" screen (or, when I'm on the loo-loo having a rough time; yet sometimes whilst engaging in the two activities simultaneously). However, when I'm using my Samsung dis-CHARGE there's no straining of any kind on my part. Currently, I am engaged simultaneously in the two aforementioned acts above. Just honest input (or, right now, output) from a loyal reader.

2. chuckster123

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

This article is pretty much telling us what we already knew...

3. AnotherOne

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

I'm actually going to take this into consideration.

4. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I'm not a fan of using voice recognition to text while driving. I tried it a few times and found that even using voice commands, it was way to distracting for me, so I stopped doing it. I'll just text after I reached my destination.

5. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

I've actually seen similar charts on TV watching. What can one do about it? Next to nothing, so I'm not going to worry about it...

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