7 Tech Habits that May be Screwing with your Health

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Aug 02, 2014

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Gadgets may have made our lives easier but our relationship with gadgets is inadvertently screwing with our health. There are several ways that technology can have an impact on our physical and emotional health.
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    Is Technology affecting your Health?

    Scientific and technological advances have made our lives so much easier. Our laptop, phone and social networking profiles may seem nothing less than valuable. But, what we are overlooking is the effect technology can have on us. Our relationship with gadgets is inadvertently screwing with our health. There are several ways that technology can have an impact on our physical and emotional health. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Sleeping Problems

    Using a laptop and cell phone late at night can affect your sleep patterns and habits and in a really bad scenario, cause sleep disorders. Use of gadgets late at night is also linked with stress and depression. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Relying on Technology affects Memory

    Looking up everything on the web can make your short-term memory less effective. You should take some time off and make your brain work a little to recall things and not take help of Google for everything. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Too much TV may be Killing You

    Catching up on entertainment after you get home from work is a great way to unwind, but too much of it can be dangerous. According to The Journal of the American Heart Association, spending three or more hours watching TV everyday may double the risk of premature death from any cause. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Depression and Stress

    A Swedish study suggests that those who feel the need to have their cell phones constantly accessible are more at risk of depressive mental health symptoms than others.Surfing internet or turning to the gadgets keeps the brain from de-stressing, and the brain may thus remain stuck in stress mode. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Scrolling through others Facebook Timeless can make you Unhappy

    A research in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science suggests that gloomy posts on social media platform can tank your mood. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Computers causing Back and Neck Pain

    The computer age has brought with it several health risks along. Sitting at a computer can affect your physical health in a number of ways. When you are working on a computer, your wrist doesn’t stop. Hunching over a laptop can strain your neck or cause pain in the back. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Instafeed might be Pushing you to Overindulge

    According to research in The Journal of Consumer Psychology, browsing through your Instagram feed right before you eat can make your meal less satisfying. As a result, you may feel deprived and overindulged. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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