Effects Of Technology On Our Lives

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On average people use technology eleven hours of the average waking hours of sixteen to eighteen. That is sixty one to sixty eight percent of waking time on technology. Overuse of any thing is unhealthy, especially overuse with so many adverse effects. Technology has three main categories of unhealthy effects. Physical, Mental/Emotional, and Social/Environmental. Because of its wide range of unhealthy effects on several aspects of life its use should be limited. Technology has unhealthy effects on many aspects of life. Addressing the physical effects of technology, the first to be addressed is sleeping habits. When one uses technology they tend to stay up later, often times not getting enough sleep (10 Negative). This lack of sleep alters…show more content…
One more physically unhealthy effect of technology is bad posture. Maintaining a proper and healthy posture while using technology is difficult (10 Negative). Using technology causes or creates neck pain, wrist problems, and bad posture (10 Negative). Study found that bending your head at a 60 degree angle to get a better look at your selfie is putting 60 pounds worth of pressure on the cervical spine (Firger). This is equivalent to the average 7 year old’s weight (Firger). Proper posture is found to elevate levels of testosterone and serotonin in the body, also it decreases the levels of stress hormone cortisol (Firger). Also a study done on 2,000 people in 11 countries showed 9 postures that have the potential to cause pain and discomfort (Nisen). A fourth physical problem of using technology is eye and ear problems. Technology causes eye strain (10 Negative). Also the volumes used to listen to music is unhealthy, causing ear damage (10 Negative). 70% of U.S. adults have experienced symptoms of eye strain, which include; dry, red and irritated eyes, fatigue, eye strain, blurry vision, problems focusing, headaches, neck and shoulder pain, and alignment issues (Hellmich). The last physically unhealthy topic to discuss is acne and eczema. People’s cell phone are soaked in acne and possible eczema causing bacteria. Even worse there are other insanitary
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