Feeling lethargic? Might be time for a computer upgrade!
People who waste time waiting for a slow computer run the risk of being lethargic, stressed, and less likely to engage in a healthy lifestyle, researchers say.
“A slow computer is not only wasting valuable time that could be put towards improved health, but it is also a source of immense frustration and constant stress, two things that are never good for anyone’s health,” said celebrity trainer Kathy Kaehler, regarding the findings of an online survey was conducted by Harris Interactive.
The survey also showed that if you’ve been using a slow computer for the past year, you may have wasted more than an entire month of time waiting for your computer to boot up, open programs, shut down, or perform tasks that are typically quick, the findings showed.
When asked how people would choose to spend extra time in their day, 31% of US adults said they would exercise more and 26% said they would catch up on sleep. Lack of time is also a barrier to healthy eating, as 37% said they would like to plan their meals and/or cook more, but they usually grab something fast and often unhealthy as they don’t have enough time – with 61% of men aged 18-34 agreeing with this.
In the survey, 45% of adults between the ages of 18 and 34 admitted that waiting for a slow computer leaves them feeling more “drained” than a hard workout.
The online survey, conducted by Harris Interactive last October, involved 2 025 adults.