You planned to go out for shopping, but have spent some time going through your facebook on your mobile just before you can leave and hey! there’s something interesting.. let’s give a ‘like’ and ‘share’ it. You may have shared a few other fb posts, and spend a little bit more to check if there’s something similarly interesting on today. Nothing intersting? hmmm.. check Twitter! And there goes your shopping time occupied checking out your online things.
Many people get too engrossed into their various internet activity checking status updates, emails, photos, that they completely loose sight of where they are and give less importance to the reality around them! This is the condition of today’s smartphone users.
Were you planning to go out today but wasted too long on checking Facebook on your Android? And when you are at your office, do your boss or colleagues give you the evil eye because you text your friend leaving out your office work?
If you answered yes to any of the two questions then you may be transforming into a hyper-connected couch potato.
According to a study conducted by IJBNPA, frequent cell phone users are more likely to disrupt physical activity in their daily life, and they scored lower on a fitness assessment than others who used cell phones lesser.
While it is possible that the compact size of the mobile phones can actually facilitate more physical activity, the continuous notifications, e-mails, text messages, Facebook, Twitter, g+, photo sharing, Instagram, Flickr, web surfing, and talking on the phone is making the person lesser and lesser active.