Smart Phone Use on a Work Break Causes Mental Fatigue

If you're going to take a break at work, make sure you put down your phone.

A new study finds that smartphone use during a work break leads to mental fatigue and a poorer performance.

More than 400 people were in a study that separated them into groups that took breaks with their phone, another group that went shopping online, or looked at newspaper circulars, and a third group that used the break time to decompress.

When the break was done, the group that used their cellphones took 19% longer to complete puzzles and 22% to finish tasks.

Read more about the study here.

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