What are the habits that you want to change? We all possess some habits or another whether it’s delivering jokes at a wrong time, being late, relying on coffee for most works, procrastinating, finishing sentences of others, biting your toenails and cracking your knuckles. Almost 91% of Brits have some habit or another that they vehemently want to get rid off. While some bad habits can be virtually harmless at some point, some can detrimentally affect your health.
The UK Dependence on Digital Devices
By far, the most harmful habit every sole person in the UK holds is the constant use of digital devices such as their computer or smartphones. It’s a worrying fact that people are neglecting their health; the digital devices obsession is impacting our eyes and body on a large scale.
According to the Deloitte’s seventh annual Mobile Consumer Survey, State of the Smart, which analyses the mobile usage habits of 4,150 people in the UK, has found that 85% of 16-75-year-olds now own or have access to a smartphone. It is an increase of four percentage points from 2016 and 33 percentage points from 2012. For 18-24-year-olds, market penetration is at a record of 96%. Here’s more to the survey:
- Survey of 4,150 16-75-year-olds reveals UK smartphone owners’ device usage habits;
- 85% of respondents – 41 million people – presently own or retain access to a smartphone;
- More than half admit to using their phone while walking; 4.5 million while crossing the road;
- A quarter of 16-19-year-olds respond to messages they receive in the middle of the night;
- 55-75-year-old ‘silver swipers’ are the fastest-growing adopters of smartphones.
This data only talks about smartphone usage while digital devices such as video gaming consoles, TV, computers, laptops, tablets and others also add up to the many bad habits every age group is swinging in their life. The infatuation towards these devices is getting worse day by day and the only solution that we can conclude to cease the number of hours you use them or use protection like blue light glasses.
What happens with prolonged hours of digital devices used?
Since one-fifth of British adults spend more than 40 hours a week online, it’s safe to say that the consumption of digital d