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How Texting Turns You Into A Walking Disaster

Posted at 7:44AM Tuesday 28 Jan 2014

For most of us, walking in a straight line at reasonable speed is a simple task. But watch someone texting or reading on their mobile phone, and you'd be forgiven for thinking that walking is not as easy as it looks.

People who text and walk ("wexting") are not only a source of irritation to those of us stuck behind a slow, weaving wexter. Wexting may also put you at risk of injury and – according to our study published today in PLOS ONE – even changes your style of walking.

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