In this increasingly digital world which we live in, it's essential to be mindful of how much time we spend looking at screens. As a relatively new phenomenon, the long-term effects of constant screen usage are not yet known. What we do know is that spending too much of our time using screens can lead to eyesight problems and a deterioration to our physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing.
Of course, many of us rely on our digital devices for work, social interactions and for entertainment purposes. But it’s important to be mindful of spending enough time away from screens, making a conscious effort to step outside and switch off regularly with good old fashioned face-to-face human interaction. Doing so has been proven to increase our wellbeing, improve our outlook and also encourage us to get enough good quality sleep and exercise.
Blue light emitted from screens can also impact our quality of sleep and disrupt the production of our body’s natural sleep signalling hormones. This informative and well-researched guide from JAM explores the ways in which you can help to protect yourself from these negative effects of screen time. This resource also goes into great detail about the positive and negative impact screen time can have on our health. From physical issues such as pain and inflammation of the fingers and hands from excessive typing, to vision and hearing complications, the resource offers tips to better manage screen use to help you live a balanced life.