Put down that not-so-smartphone!

This post is from DiSH Intern Rachel:

Why leave the couch when you’ve got all you needs on your “smartphone”? With the ever-present temptation of new smartphone technology, it can be difficult to remember the basics of exercise and nutrition. A recent study at Kent State University showed a strong correlation between phone usage and fit lifestyles. The study surveyed 300 college students on their daily cell phone usage and activity level. Sure enough, those who spent as much as 14 hours per day on their phones proved to be much less active than those averaging about 90 minutes per day. Despite the convenient size and portability of today’s phones, they still greatly contribute to an unhealthy, sluggish lifestyle.