by Anna Maltby
The study found three main results:
* People who texted or read on their phone walked slower and deviated from a straight line. "This could potentially be a problem in high risk environments like walking near traffic or train tracks where people think they are walking in a straight line but are actually wandering in a different direction," study author Siobhan Schabrun, Ph.D., told SELF.
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* Texters tend to walk like robots -- they lock their arms, trunk and head in order to keep the phone steady in front of their eyes. "Previous studies, many in elderly populations, have shown that a moreRead More »from How Texting While Walking Affects Your Body