Smartphones adding to sedentary population - - Jackson, MS

Smartphones adding to sedentary population

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Smartphones are starting to rank right up there with television. Researchers now say smartphones are also contributing to sedentary behavior, especially in students.

It's estimated students spend about five hours a day on their smartphones, talking and texting.

Experts say the technology is effecting are daily routines, altering such activities as eating and sleeping, not to mention people are moving slowly to accommodate cell phone use.

This study is published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.

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