Have article, “8 Ways Technology is Improving your Health,”

Have you ever thought about what technology does for your health? There are many things technology such as our phones does to our bodies. Since we interact with our phones so often, it affects our brain, emotions, and communication. Today I’m going to be arguing about why technology is harmful to our health because it is causing people today to have a lack of focus and preventing us to be able to learn in class, in order to show people that technology is actually bad for our health they have to put down their phones and leave the screen.      Ambivalence towards this topic is they may feel technology is not harmful to our health. I don’t 100% disagree with that because technology has been useful to our generation. It has allowed information to get from one place to another in an instant and if you think about it has saved many lives. One article, “8 Ways Technology is Improving your Health,” by Karen Reed, said “Since technology has improved, we can communicate with our patients much easier. We are also now allowed to do X-rays and MRI scans to find out what’s wrong with the patient”(Reed). Technology is helpful and has helped many doctors and nurses communicate patients. Even though it can save many lives it still affects our health in a harmful way.    One way technology has affected our health is the way we interact with one another. It has prevented us to have people skills and to start a genuine conversation. Since we are attached to our phones, when we meet new people it will be harder for us to interact with the other person since we have less face to face contact. In an article by Laurel Storm called “The Disadvantages of Technology on Communication” said, “People who connect with others primarily through technology might find it difficult to engage in normal conversation, since they may have issues understanding non-verbal cues due to lack of practice with face-to-face interaction”(Storm). Although others may say technology has helped our communication with families who may be overseas, it still affects our communication skills in our day to day lives. It is still harmful to our health if we are always on our phones texting each other.      Another way technology has impacted our life is how we are able to focus. We are able to get distracted easily and lose concentration. Phones and other electronic devices have allowed us to have a smaller attention span and our memory is inhibited. In an article by Jim Taylor said, “The advent of television altered that attention by offering children visual stimuli, fragmented attention, and little need for imagination”(Taylor). Not only does this affect our attention and memory but it also affects how we are able to focus while we are in class. Since our attention is so short, it is harder to learn in class. For example, while you are reading or trying to learn in class it is harder to focus and easy to lose concentration or fall asleep. It is harder to engage while we are learning because most of the time we don’t know what we are learning or we are not paying attention. Not only is technology harmful to our health, but, also, for our brains and how we learn new things.    In conclusion, we need to put down our phones and leave the screens to be able to interact and connect with others. Phones and other electronic devices are causing us to have lack of focus and preventing us to learn in class. If technology has affected our bodies and the way we think so much, why don’t you put down your phone? Bibliography Reed, Karen. “8 Ways Technology Is Improving Your Health.” Positive Health Wellness, 3 Nov. 2017, www.positivehealthwellness.com/fitness/8-ways-technology-improving-health/.Taylor, Dr. Jim. “How Technology Is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus.” The Huffington Post, TheHuffingtonPost.com, 3 Dec. 2012, www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-jim-taylor/technology-and-kids_b_2232502.html.Storm, Laurel. “The Disadvantages of Technology on Communication.” Giving Old Tech a New Life, 17 Sept. 2014, itstillworks.com/disadvantages-technology-communication-1821.html.Richtel, Matt. “Technology Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 31 Oct. 2012, www.nytimes.com/2012/11/01/education/technology-is-changing-how-students-learn-teachers-say.html.Cook, Jia-Rui. “Digital Technology Can Be Harmful to Your Health.” UCLA Newsroom, 29 Mar. 2016, newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/digital-technolgy-can-harm-your-health.