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High Smartphone Usage Leads Students To Poor Health

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Poor Health due to High Smartphone Usage
As Smartphones continue to be an integral part and parcel of a user's life, the range of functions that can be performed using these handheld devices are increasing.

According to a survey by software services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), about 70% students today own smartphones with a larger user base in smaller cities than the metropolitan cities.

Survey says, nearly seven out of every 10 high school students own mobile phones and nearly 20% use mobile phones to access the Internet.

Nearly six out of 10 respondents own a smart phone, but the difference in ownership patterns between metros (58.50%) and mini metros (59.36%) isn't much, with the smaller cities scoring over the larger ones.

Samsung emerged as the most popular brand with 48.28% respondents agreeing, while Nokia and Apple followed with 46.46% and 39.56% respondents saying they owned electronics products of these brands.

About 62 per cent said they bought movie tickets online, while 47 per cent purchased books, DVDs and music.

Facebook is the most popular social networking site with 83.38% registered Student users, and with 91.54% who claimed Facebook as their most preferred portal.

Another survey gives us shocking news. As per the recent study on the behaviour of smartphone users among students, it was observed that an increased usage of smartphones ultimately resulted in poorer health conditions in them.

The dependency on smartphones have been on a high rise these days, even though the students have no professional obligation to do so.

They are using their smartphones exclusively for communication purposes with friends, on games, for media consumption and for education.

According to the TOI, Drs. Jacob Barkley and Andrew Lepp, faculty members in the College of Education, Health and Human Services provided a clear view about phones being associated with poor fitness in college students.

Based on the survey, it was noted that the students who spend large amounts of time (14 hours per day) on their smartphones were comparatively less fitter than the people who used their smartphones for an average of approximately 90 minutes per day.

Therefore this Study clearly displays a link between smartphone use and fitness level among people.

Smartphones help fitness junkies in burning their calories with the availability of huge pool of fitness apps and organisers. However, getting totally occupied in the infinite loop of checking their Facebook, Twitter, and other stuff on their Smartphone may potentially lead to poor fitness.

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