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In today’s world, it is hard to “unplug.” Screens are in our face everywhere from our phones to computers at work – even the gas station pumps have screens now. We recommend that children limit their screen time, but it is important for adults to manage their own screen time too.
Etka Patel, MD, Internal Medicine at NorthShore, recommends no more than two hours of screen time outside of work. If that does not seem like a lot to you, don’t worry. Dr. Patel shares tips on how to abide by that:
It is important that you do not use TV or computer time as a reward! When that kind of emphasis is put on your screen time, it makes screen time more important than it is.
How do you minimize your screen time?