High-tech Weight Debate

By Health Day

..wondering why the guy next to you is trying to text and exercise at the same time?


It's happening more and more with smartphones... people cannot put their devices down. And now, new research suggests all this phone fanaticism is making us fat!


Researchers at Kent State surveyed more than 300 college students...asking about their cell phone use and physical activity. They also had their fitness level and body composition tested.


Not surprisingly, those who confessed to being on the phone all the time were less fit than those who weren't tied to their devices-especially when it came to heart and respiratory fitness. Some students admitting to spending as much as 14 hours a day on the smart phone!


Bottom line, according to the researchers, put the phone down and get moving for better health.


I'm Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with news you can use for healthier living.

Add a comment

Name:

Comment: 250 Characters Left

Myrtle Beach, Florence, Lumberton News | Weather | Entertainment | Not The News | WFXB and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.

Most Popular

Poll

Who will win this weeks matchup on FOX?

  • Atlanta Falcons
  • New Orleans Saints
More FOX Freebies

WFXB.com Facebook

Not the News on Facebook

Weather

Icon
46.0 F (8.0 C)
Overcast
Wind : North at 8.1 MPH (7 KT)
Pressure : 30.09
Humidity : 87 %
More Weather