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Use your phone less can improve your immunity. In a randomized controlled study conducted by a research team at Swansea University in the UK, it was found that reducing social media use by 15 minutes a day helped improve a person’s overall health and immune function, while also reducing loneliness and depression.

Use your phone less can improve immunity

In the study, 50 participants aged 20 to 25 were surveyed on health, immune function, sleep and anxiety. The researchers randomly divided these participants into three groups:

1. No change group: Use the mobile phone normally.

2. Reduction group: Reduce daily usage time by 15 minutes.

3. Reduce + activity group: reduce the daily usage time by 15 minutes and use the reduced time for activities.

Researchers found that participants in the “reduction group” showed greater improvements in immune function, sleep and depression. Specifically, immune function improved by an average of 15%, sleep quality improved by 50%, and depressive symptoms decreased by 30%.

In addition, participants in the “reduced group” actually reduced their cell phone use by 40 minutes, the “normal group” increased their cell phone use by 10 minutes, and the “reduce + active group” increased their cell phone use by 25 minutes . These data suggest that when people spend less time on social media, they can improve in many areas, including physical health and mental health. Professor Phil Reid, from the School of Psychology at Swansea University, said the findings were very significant.

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