Health Tips: Power Down to Power Up

It’s pretty well accepted by now that Americans are addicted to technology (smartphones and Netflix, I’m talking to you!). Here’s our addiction by the numbers:

84% of cell phone users say they couldn’t go a day without it

67% of cell phone owners check for incoming messages, alerts, or calls even when the phone isn’t ringing

6.5 minutes between checking phone among highest group studied

88% of Americans use their phone as a second screen while watching TV

145 hours of TV watched by the average American per month

What does all this mean? Sometimes it’s good to turn things off and enjoy some slow food or time playing a board game with family and friends. Life is happening in front of your eyes and you’ll see it if you’ll just power down for a day. Try it this holiday season—you’ll be glad you did.