The Effects of texting

     Today, kids as well as adults like to text, not only can it affect the education a student receives, but it also can affect your health. How can something as simple as texting affect your body?

        Texting harms you mentally and physically. If you wondered why the teacher confiscates or asks you to put your phone away, well, it’s for your own good. Obviously it’s so you can focus on the tasks that the teacher assigns to you in class. And for adults, you’re not supposed to text while driving because it’s against the law.

      Texas Governor Rick Perry vetoed the Legislature’s plan to ban text messaging for all drivers. Perry called the distracted driving legislation a “government effort to micromanage the behavior of adults.” The veto came June 17. The law would have taken effect Sept. 1, 2011.

      Did you know the risk of Crash or Near Crash by texting is 23 times as high as non‐distracted driving? Even that 23 percent can potentially end someones life in a heart beat. Doctors have been studying that usually when people text they naturally tend to slouch or hunch. Over time they get use to that positions and they don’t realize how they look .Also the nerves in our finger tips get damaged due to the constant pressing of keys on the phone. Just like people who have professions that work on computers, improper typing form can cause something called Carpal Tunnel syndrome.

       Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure on median nerve; the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to the “thumb side” of the hand (the palm, thumb, index finger, middle finger, and thumb side of the ring finger). It can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand and fingers. It runs from the forearm all the way to the wrist. You can get this if you sew, play certain instruments, typing, assembly line, painting, use of tools, etc. The safest, easiest way to communicate with distant friends or family is just making a simple call, it’s fast efficient and simple. If you have problems letting go of texting then wait until you hear what the future has waiting for you.
    Car companies have taken into consideration that texting is a habit that a high percent of people have problems letting go, so Ford has come up with a car that reads your text out loud. Ford is installing this new feature into its new vehicles. This feature is intended to reduce the number of drivers texting. This feature is installed in all 2012 Ford vehicles with the exception of the Ranger.
 Using blue tooth connection, it syncs with phones and alerts users when they receive text messages. The vehicle reads your messages out loud and allows the user to respond with pre-written messages without the driver ever taking their hands off the wheel.

            So take it into consideration students, and adults, the after effects that texting may cause, if you can help it get off the phone and pay attention to what you are doing , because your actions speak loader than words.


                    Try thinking twice…….

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