Article Excerpt: Nowadays, people spend hours interacting with technology, a giant sector of the product environment. The average person spends about four hours on their smartphone, a spike in use attributable to the endless scrolling opportunities on social media apps. Those apps create easy solutions to garden-variety chores, from ordering food, to hailing a ride, to getting goods and groceries delivered.
With such convenience at our fingertips comes a messy health conundrum, says Sara Singer, PhD, a professor of health policy and medicine who studies the human effects of the product environment. As technology encourages 24-7 digital connectivity, there’s a coinciding rise in unhealthy behaviors: poor sleep, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, less outdoor time and social isolation. The problem is, there’s no good way to measure those connections; worse yet, there’s no real mechanism to combat the unhealthy habits. Singer hopes to change that.
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Article Source: SCOPE – Stanford Medicine