Beware: smartphone addiction does exist and it should not be underestimated. Staying connected 24 hours a day too often becomes a real necessity.
Symptoms of smartphone addiction
Among the worst habits: open your eyes in the morning and, even before realizing that you are awake, check notifications, emails, messages.
Smartphone addiction, risks and consequences
At a "practical" level, the repercussions can affect different areas, including the most common, such as at work and at school.
The obsessiveness in checking notifications and anything else that comes up from the phone leads to distraction, inattention and lack of focus, conditions that undermine productivity and quality of the work, be it professional or - why not – sports-related.
However, notifications are by far the most "dangerous".
Smartphone addiction, myths to be debunked
Measures to limit smartphone addiction
The first step for the digital diet, in the direction of a more correct use of the device, is to become aware of the type of relationship you have with the object in question.
The same is true in sports: it is not always essential to train with your smartphone on your body. Let's try alternating "monitored" training sessions with more "free" ones, sometimes leaving the device in the gym locker or in a different room from the one we are training in. Maybe we won't know exactly how many meters we have covered or how many minutes we have been under stress, but at the same time we will benefit from it.
Smartphone addiction is a phenomenon you need to be able to detect, control and manage. After all, being able to establish precise times of use of this medium, will only benefit our physical and mental health.