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Put down the phone, and unplug

October 2019

Start your social media detox today!

Have you ever found that the constant barrage of information, news, gossip, etc., that bombards us today is bumming you out? If so, you’re not alone. Every day there seems to be a new social media app or technological marvel that makes us even “more connected” than we already are. It can be exhausting to keep up with it all. And more and more health professionals are saying we shouldn’t. That’s why we are urging our members to put the phone down and start a social media detox today. It’s a good time to unplug for a bit.

Why should you unplug?

  • Better Sleep. 44% of cell phone owners have claimed to sleep with their phone so they don’t miss updates throughout the night
  • Increased Attention Span. The average attention span of digital media users has dropped 4 seconds since 2000.
  • Boost Productivity. 20% of users check their social media apps every ten minutes, adding up to more than 150 times a day.
  • Strengthened Relationships. 33% of adults use social media apps on their cell phones while on dinner dates.

Sources: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/social-media-detox/ and https://www.lifehack.org/483829/9-positive-benefits-of-a-social-media-detox

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