Spending Too Much Time On Your Smartphone
According to Catalyst Canada’s national annual survey on smartphone adoption and behaviour, 76 percent of Canadians now own a smart phone. Excessive usage of these devices can have many health implications and some health professionals consider it an addiction. “Constantly using your phone can lead to posture issues, sleep disruption, higher levels of stress and also negatively affect your relationships,” says Dr. Levine. “Not to mention the life or death of texting while driving,” he says. Distracted driving is one of the main causes of fatal road crashes in Ontario, according to 2015 statistics from the Ontario Provincial Police, even more than impaired driving. Set aside phone-free times during the day, especially before bed to decompress, and keep your device in the glove compartment while you drive to avoid temptation.