Texting taking years off of our lives?

Texting harmful to health

Texting habits to health, especially with teens.


Texting has been added to the long list of electronic devices and associated habits that threaten our health and shorten our lives.  Key words are “electronic devices” and “associated habits”.  Look over the article in The Telegraph, Texting for long periods ‘could lower life expectancy’. The United Chiropractic Association warns that bad posture due to mobile phone use could shorten your life .

Texting posture contributes to health risksThe The United Chiropractic Association (UCA) claims that the posture we use while texting contributes to pulmonary disease and cardiovascular problems and obesity.   The older you get, the more the health risks when texting.

Look at the New York Times article, Texting May Be Taking a Toll on Teens.  The 2009 article reports the physical and social hazards of texting by teens, including damage to the thumbs.

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  1. Although texting is often put in a bad light, I still believe that texting is a great tool if used correctly and in moderation, and should be used by everyone. It allows us to keep in touch with friends and family that may live in a place to far for often visits. Texting also allows for quick questions and answers of a quick “hello” without the awkwardness or length of a full pone conversation

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