HEALTHY LIVING

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Text

06/22/2015 07:00 am ET | Updated Dec 15, 2015

Texting has made communication swifter and more accessible than ever before, but that is not without pitfalls. Texting is distracting, and texting while driving has been documented as even more dangerous than drinking behind the wheel. Texting can exacerbate joint pain and, in more serious conditions, lead to neurological damage. With eyes glued down to a screen, texting can lead to everyday aches and pains.

You're not going to stop texting any time soon, but you might try repositioning your phone and taking breaks to alleviate some of this physical impact. The infographic below from Experience Life shows the effect that constant texting has on our bodies and provides some helpful tips on how to keep the strains to a minimum. Hover over each circle for more information:

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