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Could your smartphone be making you fat?

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Could the one thing, everyone holds so dear to them be actually making them fat? According to Health on Dec. 25, 2013, your smartphone could be derailing your fitness progress. According a survey by Kent University, those who read the internet or social media on their phones are much less active than the people who use their laptops or personal computers.

The reason was simple. Cell phones make it easy to sit and relax while playing games or looking at your Twitter or Facebook newsfeed. Your cell phone essentially is making it easy for you to be lazy.

According to the experts, there is a sneaker way that smartphones derail your fitness progress. People often will work out with their cell phones while on the treadmill or exercise bike. Maybe, you will text message your sister or boyfriend. The phone is taking away the one thing that will help you get in the best shape of your life. When you are texting or watching a video, you are taking away your intensity, which is the one thing that will get you in the best shape of your life.

Another danger in using your cell phone at the gym is study had said most gym accidents are related to cell phone usage. One study found a woman that was running on the treadmill, and attempting to text message at the same time. The result was a face plant on the treadmill.

Experts advise you to either leave the cell phone in the locker or use it for the good. Download a fitness app and let the app help you get in the best shape of your life.

So, what do you think, is your smart phone making you fat or derailing your progress? Sound off in the comments.

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