TV while texting can IMPROVE YOUR SNACK CHOICE
Especially if you also couple them both with online shopping, says a study from Michigan State University in the US. While screen multitasking is generally thought to be unhealthy, researchers say that when it’s associated with positive feelings, it encourages you to make more rational snacking decisions. Overload yourself with digital content, though, and your stress levels will increase, driving you to comfort-eat. The researchers found that people who watched TV and texted while doing some easy shopping online were 26 per cent more likely to nosh on healthy snacks than junk food. On the other hand, people who combined watching TV and texting with online tasks like reading articles or taking a quiz were 32 per cent more likely to eat junk. We know what we’re doing tonight!