Be smart about smartphone use, put down your phone to live longer

Studies have shown that excessive smartphone usage is associated with neck and shoulder discomfort.
Studies have shown that excessive smartphone usage is associated with neck and shoulder discomfort. PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

SINGAPORE - Many of us rely on our smartphones to help us keep time, manage our lives, connect with others, stay entertained, retain beautiful memories and more.

But we should not have to risk our lives for using the device. Last month, a video of a woman here who was hit by a taxi in Lavender Street while she was jaywalking and talking on her phone went viral.

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