‘Slim Your Screen Time’ challenge to begin June 1

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Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – With summer around the corner, it’s time to ditch the screens and head outdoors.

Mayo Clinic Health System is inviting friends and family to indulge in a ‘digital diet’.

With over 100 activities to choose from, the list suggests everything from pitching a tent in the back yard to writing a hand-written letter to loved ones.

Mayo clinic family medicine physician, Dr. Meredith buck says there are a number of health benefits to turning off the virtual switch.

Dr. Meredith Buck, Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Resident Physician said, “When people spend more time face to face, they’re actually more able to recognize facial expressions and understand the emotions the other person might be feeling…for example increased empathy.

Different trips would be to find a time during the day where the whole family puts their phones away.

The challenge begins june first and runs through July 31st. It is free to sign up

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