Mobile phones

The average Briton checks a mobile phone every 12 minutes and is online for 24 hours a week, according to Ofcom. A fifth of British adults feels stressed if they cannot access the internet, while only 12% of adults never use it. A quarter of adults spend more than 40 hours a week on the internet – a move driven by the uptake of smartphones, which many people are checking frequently from when they wake up in the morning until the moment they fall asleep at night. Time spent making phone calls from mobiles has fallen as people use messaging services instead. (The Guardian. 4 Aug 2018)

At the gym where I go the young people seem to spend almost as much time on their phones as they do exercising. Health first, politics second. You can’t do anything about
politics, but you can inflence your health.

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