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Screen Time and Your Health

Some screen time is unavoidable, but excessive use can lead to problems down the line



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On average, adults spend 11 hours a day staring at some type of screen—phone, computer, tablet, TV, et cetera. For office workers, a good chunk of that is unavoidable, but that extra recreational screen time isn’t doing you any favors. There’s no consensus on how much is too much, but experts agree too much screen time can lead headaches, insomnia, carpal tunnel and other health problems. However, there are ways to cut back. Find out what they are here. Screen time rules are different for kids. Read the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations here.

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