Texting and Talking Slows You Down

A new study conducted by the Stony Brook University found that talking on a cellphone or texting while walking reduces your walking speed and makes it difficult to walk in a straight line.

Their preliminary research consisted of 33 men and women in their 20’s and tested them when they were texting and talking on the cellphone and vice versa.  Results showed that their walking speeds were 33 percent slower while texting and 16 percent slower while talking on the cellphone. Also, those who texted showed that there was a 61 percent increase in side-to-side deviation while walking. This added to the total travel distance increasing their walking time to their destination.

This study is used to help physical therapy patients improve their walking  in their early recovery process.

Click here to read the original article-courtesy of health.com

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