How excessive use of electronic gadgets affects your health

Using electronic gadgets for too long time? Here’s how it’s affecting your health.

In today’s world, electronic gadgets such as mobiles, computers, tablets etc have become an inseparable part of our life. Wheather playing video games or scrolling social media, solving software coding or operating any computer activity, too much gadgets use is extremely harmful for your health and can lead you to acute physical and mental health problems.

  1. Eye problems: Staring at a computer or mobile screen for a long time can cause “computer vision syndrome” which includes eye strain, irritation, dryness, redness, itchiness, tired eyes, blurred vision and double vision.
  2. Headache: Headache is a common result of eye strain. Also using electronic gadgets for a long time makes your brain muscles very tensed, which results in acute headache.
  3. Fatigue: Spending excessive time on gadgets tires your entire body and brain. Also, it creates a tension between your muscles and joints, and reduces blood circulation. All these things result in making you feel tired and exhausted.
  4. Body pain: Neck pain, back aches and shoulder pain are some of the common symptoms of too much gadgets use. These happen due to bad postures in using gadgets, mainly computers. While using computers, sitting too long on a seat puts stress on your back and shoulder muscles, which results in back pain. Also, typing on computers or using smartphones can cause stiffness and swelling in your wrists and fingers. So if you’re suffering from any kind of body pain, try changing your postures and take frequent breaks while working.
  5. Stress and Anxiety: While using gadgets is a favourite pastime for many, prolonged use can lead you to stress, anxiety, low self-esteem and even, chronic depression. When you use an electronic gadgets for too long time, it affects your brain in a very negative way and causes mental tiredness.
  6. Obesity: It’s obvious that when you use electronic gadgets for a long time, you definitely don’t get enough time for exercises. Sitting on rear too long leads you to obesity and makes you fatter.
  7. Sleep Disorders: Several researches have shown that prolonged use of electronic gadgets disrupts your sleeping pattern and leads you to insomnia. When you stare at a smartphone for too long time, it restrics melatonin production in your body and the result is, poor sleep pattern.
  8. Hearing Loss: While commuting or doing any other works, we often listen to music through our headphones. While this helps you avoid irritating noise and makes you feel good, too much of this habit can damage the muscles in your ears, which results in hearing loss.

So, consider all these health hazards and try avoiding excessive use of electronic gadgets.

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