Do you have the habit of reading in the toilet?
It is a common habit, but with cellphone use, this number increased even among people who didn't have a habit of reading, did you know that?
According to British research, a person spends an average of 3 hours a week in the toilet. It exceeds, by a lot, the 10-15 minutes recommended, which will total about 1 hour and 45 minutes a week.
If you are wondering where all the extra hours came from, the answer might be cell phone use in the toilet.
But that shouldn't be a surprise since 75% of Americans have admitted using their phones in the toilet, are you one of them?
Let's see 6 alarming reasons for you not to spend more than 15 minutes in the toilet:
You will be more stressed and anxious
Using your phone while in the toilet will not only keep your brain in ‘stress mode' but also distract you from your daily tasks.
Phones are playgrounds for germs
Did you know that phones can easily catch and spread germs?
Hemorrhoids and other rectal issues
According to doctors, the ideal is sitting for 1 to 15 minutes while on the toilet. More than that puts unnecessary pressure on your rectum.
You waste your time
According to research, we spend an average of 90 minutes a day on our phones, 3.9 years of our lives.
You see the toilet as a means of escape
According to a 2016 study, participants used their phones to suppress negative feelings and emotions.
And last but not least: you get addicted to your phone.
Have you ever felt consumed by your phone? Have you tried reducing your screen time and, if yes, did you notice any changes in your general health?
0:00 Harmful effects of using smartphone on toilet
0:43 You will be more stressed and anxious
0:59 Phones are playgrounds for germs
1:10 Hemorrhoids and other rectal issues
1:27 You waste your time
1:44 You see the toilet as a means of escape
2:08 You get addicted to your phone
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