Tips To Reduce Screen Time

Today we are surrounded by multiple screens – Mobile Phone, Laptop, iPad, Tablet, Television, Video Games, etc. These have now become an indispensable part of our lives. As much as these gadgets have made our lives more convenient and quicker, they have come with a cost the cost of damage our health through harmful radiation.

The screens we use emit something known as Blue Light. Digital Pollution caused by Blue Light is the term used to denote the negative effects of Blue Light on our skin, leading to lines, wrinkles, and premature ageing. It can also lead to ageing with hyperpigmentation, inflammation, red skin, and rashes. Blue rays from digital devices penetrate much deeper into the skin, causing much more collagen damage at the dermis level, which causes the skin to lose its elasticity and firmness and increases its dullness faster.

With multiple gadgets that have become an integral part of our lives, we spend about 4 – 5 hours daily interacting with screens. This takes up about 20% of our day and affects our health and lifestyle. So let us today explore a few tips that will aid in reducing screen time easily.

An easy way to control and reduce screen time is by setting limits and monitoring the time spent. Set ground rules and enforce them in your daily life. This will also help in setting an example for people around you. There are multiple apps that monitor and restrict usage.

Digital tips:

  • Use the digital well-being feature in your smartphones.

  • Turn on the Grayscale feature in your smartphones. This reduces and filters blue light radiations to a large extent.

  • Turn off unnecessary notifications as whenever a notification pops up, we usually check our phones instantly. If needed uninstall the less used or non-important applications from your phone.

  • Set a regular timer for every screen you engage with exercise as you watch.

Bedtime tips:

  • Before sleeping, try not to use any gadgets for at least an hour. Keep the mobile phones out of sight. Instead of using alarms in the mobile phone, use an actual alarm clock

  • Do not turn to your mobile phones immediately when you wake up. Go grab some early morning fresh air instead. Avoid taking your mobile phones to the washrooms.

General tips:

  • Begin with connecting and networking with friends and family offline. Talk to them and spend good time together.

  • Play more indoor/outdoor games rather than video games.

  • Another alternative is when you are active on screens, engage in physical activity like stretches, yoga, jumping, etc. You can do this even while watching TV during commercial breaks.

  • Catch up on your hobbies or learn something new.

  • While eating meals avoid using any screens. Focus on the food and the people around you.

  • Limit your non-work screen time. Engage in listening to music or reading books rather than watching movies.

Digital Pollution caused by Blue Light from digital devices is inevitable in the 21st century. However, this particular modern problem can be helped with Enhanced Ayurveda which can help us restore the beautiful skin that we are born with. Tejati range from Vara Veda is enhanced with the blend of natural herb extracts of Tara Fruit Pod and Sunflower Sprout which is clinically proven to protect skin from the adverse effects of UV, Infra-Red and Blue Light.

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