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EditorialIts better to spend time away from screens!

Its better to spend time away from screens!


Although the risks involved in over use of mobile phones and other electronic gadgets having screens is known to most of the people using these essential devices of the modern times but as the need of these equipment is crucial therefore the only thing which people can do is to manage their screen times to ensure minimum damage. As the perils of screen overuse are alarming, the issue is of vital importance and every individual should be aware of the pros and cons.

The laptops and mobile phones have become an integral part of people's daily lives. From work to , communication to shopping, these devices offer convenience and connectivity like never before but sadly with this increased reliance on screens there comes a set of challenges and health risks that are often overlooked.

Going by the expert advice, prolonged use of laptops and mobile phones can lead to a variety of physical health issues. The blue light emitted by screens can disrupt sleep patterns and cause eye strain, headaches, and blurred vision. Besides, poor posture while using these devices can lead to neck and back pain, known as ‘tech neck'.

Apart from the aforesaid, the excessive screen time has also been linked to mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and decreased attention span. The constant notifications and information overload can contribute to feelings of overwhelm and can affect the ability to focus and concentrate on tasks. As the list of disadvantages is really long, the excess use of screens also has a negative impact on people's relationships, and can contribute to feelings of isolation and loneliness. As far as young students are concerned, the overuse of screen time can also be a source of distraction. The constant temptation to check social media, news updates, or play games can lead to reduced productivity and procrastination.

All said and done, it is essential to find a balance between screen time and other activities. Setting limits on screen time, taking regular breaks, and practicing good posture can help reduce the physical strain of screen use besides engaging in activities that do not involve screens, such as reading a book, going for a walk, or spending time with loved ones, can also help promote mental and emotional well-being. By finding a balance and incorporating screen-free activities into the daily routines, one can enjoy the benefits of while also prioritizing physical, mental, and emotional health.







The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.

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