Apparently looking up from your phone every once in a while has benefits other than pleasing your frustrated parents. A recent report by the New York Times suggests that mankind's continuous phone use has created a new medical issue, an ailment called "text neck."
Constantly staring at cell phones has effects both mental and physical.
"Researchers at the University of Michigan claim empathy levels have plummeted while narcissism is skyrocketing, with emotional development, confidence and health all affected when we tuck our chins in and let our heads hang like human ostriches." https://t.co/a6YyoLOkRa— Indivisible Berkeley (@IndivisibleBerk) January 26, 2018
Here's a question you may or may not know the answer to:
But let's face it — most people are too deep in the world of texting to change their ways.
Some Twitter users took the article less than seriously.
They all deserve what they end up. I do not do smartphone...thank god...the only thing I bend my neck for is looking for tadpoles in ponds and minnows.— Irene Cavalier (@Witiw) January 26, 2018
But, to many others, the issue was nothing to laugh about.
It's time to turn things around...
Maybe things are already improving?