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Why multiple screens are bad for your health

Why multiple screens are bad for your health
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There have been hundreds of studies done on the harmful effect that too much screen time can have— from causing stress and anxiety to blurred vision, and nearsightedness. And it isn’t just about staring at one screen but also looking at multiple screens at once.

Recently, on The Beat 5@7, Cat and Claudia discuss how people who indulge in too much second-screening show psychological traits such as short attention span, and impulsiveness. In addition to this, watching multiple screens at once causes extra strain on your eyes, interferes with your ability to focus on one thing at a time; and even affects the likelihood of having a conversation with the people around you. And that’s not all, checking your phone every few minutes also means added stress since you’re viewing work emails, social media updates, and other negative news that can impact your mood. There are a plethora of reasons why second screening is bad for your health. 

In case you missed it, we’ve embedded the audio above. Enjoy! 

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