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Can the '150 rule' help you beat your smartphone addiction? Expert reveals the maximum number of social media contacts we should have for better mental health

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  • Can the '150 rule' help you beat your smartphone addiction? Expert reveals the maximum number of social media contacts we should have for better mental health

    Most UK adults check their phones 33 times a day, spending more than two hours mindlessly scrolling and tapping and it could be having a serious impact on mental health.

    Research shows that extended time on phones can change the ability to form memories, think deeply and focus and even cause otherwise mentally healthy people to show signs of psychiatric problems such as OCD and ADHD.

    Digital entrepreneur Tanya Goodin, author of OFF. Your Digital Detox for a Better Life, and founder of Time to Log Off is in the midst of penning her next volume, Stop Staring At Screens.

    Ahead of her upcoming appearance at Nourish & Inspire: The Wellness Day, Tanya has shared her top tips for digital detox with Femail, revealing how to make the time you do spend on your phone or laptop a more positive experience.

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