Episode 178: How to Do a Digital Detox (And Why You Need To)

In this episode, Dr. Lisa and Dr. Toni review the positive and negative effects that social media and screen time have on your body, mind and emotions.

Did you know that the average American watches TV for 4 hours/day and is on a digital device for 7.5 hours/day?!

Not only can being online impact your sleep, lower your mood, increase anxiety, and distract you from doing the things that really matter…it can also lead to “text neck”, “texting thumb”, inactivity and more!

Listen in to discover ways to do a digital detox by starting small and, ironically, using apps and technology along the way to get you off devices and be more efficient and productive with your time, energy and resources.

In today’s episode, we cover:

  • Why you need a digital detox – the negative impact of electronics and social media on your physical and mental health
  • How to set yourself up for a successful digital detox
  • The importance of practicing digital minimalism for your physical and mental health

Today’s Mama Must-Have:

Dr. Lisa is a big fan of Biosteel electrolyte powder with water, ice and doTerra grapefruit oil for an energy pick-me-up.

Dr. Toni loves her SodaStream sparkling water maker for inexpensive bubbly water without cans or artificial flavours – she uses fruit or a drop each of lemon and fennel essential oil. 

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Disclaimer: The information provided is not meant to replace treatment with a licensed health care practitioner. It is for informational purposes only. Consult with a Naturopathic Doctor or other licensed health care professional to determine which treatments are safe for you.