Smartphones make our lives easier, but are they causing you to pack on the pounds? With today’s technology, we can connect, share, and network like never before. Everything is suddenly easier with a smartphone—leading to a more sedentary life, which can easily lead to weight gain.
Here are ten ways your smartphone is actually driving up those numbers on the scale…
1. The Time-Sucker Effect
Making time to exercise is hard, especially in today’s fast paced world. It is so easy to accidentally spend that hour you had set aside for a workout scrolling through Twitter. You set your alarm early, but by the time you checked Facebook, Instagram, answered texts and emails, and checked your horoscope for the day, you’re practically late for work!
A recent study at Baylor University reports that female college students spend 10-hours daily on their smartphones, while males spend roughly 8-hours. These are shocking numbers! But the quick texts and the Facebook refreshes add up. It’s a wonder we get anything done, let alone make time to hit the gym.