By Markham Heid, Men's Health
You know texting and driving is dangerous, but fiddling with your phone while walking could be just as bad. The number of emergency room visits among people who were trying to text while walking jumped 35 percent between 2009 and 2010--from 1,113 up to 1,506, according to an Ohio State University study. And considering that was nearly triple the number of texting-while-strolling accidents reported in 2007, the likelihood of a tree trunk or telephone pole meeting your face in the near future are soaring, the study suggests.
If you want to stay out of the ER--or worse, the morgue--research shows you should probably also avoid these activities.
Rates of electrocution deaths among men jumped 76 percent between 2008 and 2009--the last year for which data is available, according to a report from the U.S. Consumer