Mobile phones have made life very easy and they offer many advantages such as helping us to be healthier by using several apps to record our food intake, how many calories we burn every day and how many steps we walk on a daily basis. Like television and radio, the mobile phone is not going anywhere; it has come to stay and it will keep getting better and better.

With all these advantages there are lots of concerns with regards to how it affects our health in several ways, some of which include the following:

Fiddling with your phone right before going to bed can stop your sleep. To avoid this try and make a habit of not using your phone at least 30 minutes before going to bed.

[bctt tweet=”Taking a twenty minute break from your phone helps reduce the effect it has on your eyes.”]

Looking at the screen of your phone for more than four hours at a go can affect your eyes. It can result in “digital eye strain symptoms” which include eye fatigue, blurred vision, eye irritation and headache. It is always better to take a break from your phone screen every 20 minutes and also increase the font size of your phone.

Many of us are used to walking on the street with our faces on our phones. This can be very dangerous because we can trip and fall down or be more likely to get hit by a vehicle.

[bctt tweet=”Learn to stay focused when necessary, make use of the silent mode of your phone.”]

You easily lose focus because a single buzz signaling a new notification on your phone makes you to leave what you are doing to check what the notification is about. To stay focused when necessary, put your phone on silent mode. Every phone has this mode.

[bctt tweet=”In this era of Covid-19, make sure that you clean your phone regularly.”]

Most phones are loaded with germs which are like double what you will find on most toilets. In this era of Covid-19, make sure that you clean your phone on a regular basis.

[bctt tweet=”Putting your phone aside for a few minutes when you are alone can help inspire creative ideas that will benefit you and others.”]

Putting your phone aside for a few minutes when you are alone can help inspire creative ideas that will be beneficial to you and others.

After spending so many hours swiping and typing on your mobile phone, you start feeling achy and your thumb starts to pain, you then start thinking that you are having arthritis on your thumb. No, it is not arthritis; it is too much of typing on your mobile phone.

[bctt tweet=”Break your phone addiction one day at a time, start now!”]

We can avoid most of these problems by trying to put down our phones for a few minutes or hours every day. I know that it is not easy to do, but we should try and start trying to break this phone addiction one day at a time particularly because of our health. I am also guilty of this addiction, I pray that God will help us.