5 Ways Technology Threatens Your Health

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5 Ways Technology Threatens Your Health

Being connected 24/7 can strain your eyes, screw up your sleep, and may even cause cancer. Here, how to do a digital detox without dropping off the grid.

One of the best ways to overcome anxiety or addictive behavior is to confront it—i.e., put some space between you and your device and deal with the withdrawal, Greenfield says. His advice: Avoid the constant temptation to check your device by making a list of 100 things to do that do not involve your phone, computer, or technology—a go-to guide you can mentally reference when you feel the urge to reach for your device. And be social. Make more time to catch up with friends face-to-face instead of via text, e-mail, or Facebook.

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