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Screen time: How smartphones really affect our bodies and brains

If you believe the headlines, screens are supposed to warp our skeletons, damage our mental health and alienate us from our families. But the evidence paints a more nuanced picture Technology 25 September 2019 By Douglas Heaven Michal Bednarski YOU’LL get square eyes!” my mother used to say as I sat for hour after hour… Read More »

Spend this much time in nature weekly to boost your health

In 2018, more than 318.2 million people visited U.S. national parks, logging more than 1.4 billion recreation visitor hours.1 Their popularity hints at humans’ inherent desire to spend time in natural spaces, and research backs up the benefits, showing that greater exposure to parks and other “green” spaces is associated with better health and well-being.2… Read More »

One of the greatest public health risks of our time: ‘Loneliness is not an age thing’

“I cried and cried until I could cry no more. I would be ashamed to go out the next day because my eyes were so swollen.” About 100,000 older people struggle with loneliness, according to Alone Sean Moynihan (left), CEO Alone and Dr Keith Swanick. Photo: Arthur Carron One of the greatest public health risks… Read More »