What Has Cell Phone Addiction Got To Do With Fitness?- Research

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The things we love the most are the things we live for most. They take most of our time and energy, leaving us with very insignificant amount of resources to use to get other basic things of life. We tend to lose our liberty to our priority.

Now carry out a self-check to ascertain the degree of your addiction to cell phone. If it’s high, it could adversely affect your level of commitment to keeping fit and living healthy.

Jamie Krenn, writing under the title, ‘Phone Down and Fitness Up’, explains;

“Spring is here; soon it will be summer!
While most of us don’t want to admit it, we would like our bodies to be beach ready. If you are planning to hit it the gym more as the weather warms, try leaving the phone in a locker. You might be surprised to learn that it can impede your workout.

Most of us realize that
working out saves our sanity, increases our self-esteem, and has many health benefits. No matter how athletic you are, finding something to move your body and getting your blood flow up can have substantial physical and mental positives. It also elevates your mood and sometimes makes your home a happier place for all. Bet you didn’t think there was a screen time link here, huh?

Research by Lepp et al. (2013) supports the link between cell phone use, physical activity, and sedentary behavior. After controlling for other known variables
correlated to fitness,
there was a significant negative relationship between total daily cell phone use and cardiorespiratory fitness.

Thus, the research
shows that higher users are significantly less fit than those who use their phones less. These results indicate that cell
phone use can be a
harbinger of lower
cardio-respiratory
fitness and greater
sedentary behavior.”

READ MORE at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/screen-time/201705/phone-down-and-fitness-tread-carefully-your-phone/

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