Alarming research shows that screens are shrinking our brains. Using one for just two hours per day can have an impact on brain function.
With children averaging 7 hours/day of screen use and checking their phone 85 times/day… they’re addicted.
“Digital dementia” is a viral epidemic destroying our children’s brains. If your child suffers from brain fog, poor concentration is hunched over a device or spends more than two hours/day on their screens, then you must join me for Digital Dementia Summit!
Krista Burns wants to help you raise healthy, thriving children in the digital age. She has teamed up with the world’s most renowned brain and health experts to bring you cutting-edge information about preventing digital dementia in your family. Continue reading “Are you unknowingly supporting a zombie factory?”
Overall 1.8 billion people own smartphones and use their devices on a daily basis. Some studies estimate that an average person checks their screen 150 times a day.
And, data shows that nearly 70% of 11 to 12-year-old kids use a mobile phone; 90 percent by the age of 14 (Williams, 2016).
Developmental patterns due to technology utilization have drastically changed, and society is suffering from the epidemic of postural decline for it. To offset the ill health effects of sensory mismatch associated with digital dementia, it is of utmost importance to understand the brain-based presentation of these patients.
Get Dr. Krista Burns’ Digital Dementia Prevention eGuide and 7 Steps to Save Your Child’s Brain eChecklist, and learn brain-saving steps to raise healthier children!
The average adolescent spends 7.5 hours per day on a device, and it’s impacting brain function.
Staring at a screen is hyper-stimulating to parts of the brain that control visual processing and stress. And, parts of the brain that control decision-making, learning, memory, coordination, balance, and movement are under-stimulated.
Fortunately, you can strengthen a child’s brain with proper stimuli. Think of the brain as a muscle, with proper stimulation your child can strengthen their “brain muscle” for health and success. Continue reading “Free report on digital dementia in kids!”
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This post is part of a multi-section post in honor of National Simplify Your Life week which is the first week of August. The original post wasn’t as short and simple as I had wanted it to be so I decided to break it down into a few shorter posts.
2. Reduce Your Screen Time
Ever feel like you just don’t have enough time? Maybe you need to reevaluate how much screen time you use. I’ve seen reports that the average American spends over five hours on social media!
Over the summer I did a little experiment while we went on vacation. I didn’t check any of my social media, no TV (which wasn’t hard for me as I rarely watch it anyway), and I didn’t use my phone unless I needed to check messages from family. Boy did I have a lot of FREE time to spend.
As a country we are spending more and more of our time plugged into social media. I know I’m guilty of wasting time as social media is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family but time gets away from us so quickly online. Many of us, especially the younger generation, are obsessed with checking messages, new blogs posts, Instagram, tweets, etc. While we are checking on notifications life is passing us by.
Its not just social media and smart phones that are the problem. TV is another time waster as well as gaming that seems to be such an obsession now.
Are you afraid of having nothing to do? Do you think that keeping yourself and your family entertained will be too expensive? Try finding free or cheap forms of entertainment. I promise they are out there.
‘Unplugged‘ is a cute book about how much fun one can have when you are ‘unplugged’. Try a ‘screen fast’ and see how it simplifies your life this weekend. Check out these books here and here for some fun frugal family fun ideas.
Be sure to check out the other post in this series for more simple ways to simplify your life.