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Replace Screen Time With These Healthy Habits

By Rachel Shouse

Technology really can be cool. Sometimes a little too cool. Many people have been told or noticed that they spend too much time on their phones and other devices. Too much screen time can cause a decrease in focus, lack of productivity, and even anxiety. While it's great that you enjoy being on your devices, there are other, better, things you could be doing with your time. Making healthy meals, getting exercise, and organizing your life are all great alternatives to screen time. 

Making Healthy Meals

While you've got your eyes on the screen, try googling some new healthy recipes. It can be intimidating at first. There are a lot of different healthy ingredients to use, but you may not have heard much about them. The only way to remedy that problem is by giving them a try. If this still makes you nervous, you could research what different ingredients taste like or what they're similar too. That way you don't spend time making a dinner that you don't like.

Put the Phone Down and Get Up

Social media and other content can become quite addicting. So much so that it has caused more sedentary lifestyles. Instead of swiping through your phone, look up some workouts you can do instead. Feel free to use your phone to listen to music while you're at it. 

Doctors recommend that you get your heart rate up for 60-minutes per day. That's about as long as a tv show. Maybe you could watch or listen to your show while you're walking. There are ways to combine the two, but the point is to not be sitting down all day.

Make Time to Organize Your Life

Letting yourself get lost in social media is fine. Doing that for hours and hours per day however is not. Chores can feel daunting. The lack of motivation can really make social media seem rather appealing. Organizing what you do and when can alleviate a lot of that stress though. 

There really are two lists you should make that will ensure you're as organized as you can be. Once a week you should do something called a brain dump. This is when you write down everything you have to do that week. Make sure to include phone calls and appointments in that list. After that you plug each activity into whatever day you need to do it on. Also, before you go to bed, write your daily to do list for the next day. That way when you wake up you don't have to worry about the day because it's already planned. 

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Seminole, Fla.

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