Healthy People REDUCING YOUR SCREEN TIME

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Healthy People REDUCING YOUR SCREEN TIME

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JULY | 2020

Healthy People REDUCING YOUR SCREEN TIME

For most of us, a large part of our day requires us to look at a screen of some description. Excessive screen time can cause eye damage as well as affect our posture and mood.
Unfortunately, many of our leisure activities such as video games, film and TV also add to the amount of time we are passively watching a display. While it is impossible to completely escape the screen, there are ways to reduce the time you place your eyes and brain under the screen strain.
Here are some easy ways to reduce your screen time.
1. EAT YOUR MEALS WITHOUT A SCREEN
By banning the screen during meals, you’ll not only give your eyes a rest, you will likely enjoy your food more.
2. LIMIT YOUR NON-WORK SCREEN TIME
Constantly checking your work email while at home increases your exposure to the screen and also raises your stress levels.
3. DON’T WATCH MOVIES OR TV IN BED
Watching films and TV is undoubtedly enjoyable, but try and do this on your couch rather than in your bed.
4. CUT DOWN ON COMPUTER SOCIALIZING
Constant chatting means our eyes are down on our phones and other devices an excessive amount. If possible try and schedule phone calls with distant loved ones and make face-to-face catch ups with closer relatives.
5. SET A TIMER
If you enjoy Facebook, Instagram or community boards try and set a limit of how much time per day you will spend there. Then gradually reduce this, particularly on days where your screen usage is high for other reasons.

6. BAN PHONE CHARGING IN THE BEDROOM
Don’t charge your phone next to your bed as it will tempt you to check for messages or even the time during the night.
7. TAKE UP ANOTHER HOBBY FOR BOREDOM
The next time you have some time to kill or just feel the urge to aimlessly scroll through social media, try and pick up a book, do a craft activity or take a walk.
8. SCHEDULE A MEETING PHONE CALL INSTEAD OF USING CHAT
Try and use the phone or set up faceto-face meetings as an alternative to lengthy screen based chats.
9. THINK OF OTHER WAYS TO ACCESS INFORMATION
Instead of always turning to Google for a recipe, home hints or facts, take a visit to your local library, phone a friend or look for a book in your own collection that can answer your query.
10. GET YOUR NEWS IN A CONDENSED FEED
Try and find a reliable news source you like and subscribe to their daily updates that allows you to quickly scan headlines for things of interest rather than dive into a black hole of information.
11. EXERCISE AS YOU WATCH
If you do have to spend a lot of time in front of the screen, try and combine this time with some exercise. Lots of simple stretches and workouts can be done from the comfort of your couch or living room floor.

Source: interestingengineering.com

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