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The Shocking Ways Texting Is Bad for Your Health

Our cellphones are basically arm extensions. We are on them constantly — emailing, scrolling, and above all, texting. But your habit of spending most of your day messaging everyone in your contact list isn’t just time consuming, it’s also detrimental to your health. Don’t believe us? Check out the shocking ways texting is bad for your health.

For starters, it shortens your lifespan

Woman texting on her phone

Woman texting on her phone All that hunching over will hurt you in the long run. | M-imagephotography/iStock/Getty Images Plus

This surely sounds extreme, but unfortunately, it’s 100% true. Hunching over your phone creates bad posture, which can cut years off your life. Maintaining a forward-leaning posture over long periods of time constricts blood flow and can inevitably shift the position of your organs. Not to mention it can hurt your muscles.

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