Ahh, the Incredible “Smart Phone.”
Most People spend a large amount of time worshiping them and looking for ways to obtain more happiness from them.
It has become an undeniable part of the human thinking process, providing us with cyber-speed connections and efficient communications around the globe.
So why would I consider them such a pervasive threat to Healthy Living?
The answer is simple.
Smart Phones are turning us into Smart Slaves; they are cultivating our minds with fertile seeds of distraction and emotional instability.
And quite often they push us beyond our limits.
A Smart phone uses smart applications as its major tool for oppression. These tools either aim at taking total control of our mental proficiency
Or it entices us into the thought of adopting a new behavioral pattern.
Or it deceives us into sacrificing every amount of time, and energy all on the promise of a Smart Life.
They don’t really care about the health effects of their demanding conditions on us the “Smart Users”. All they really care about is their Popularity and Product rank in the ever dynamic cyber world.
Now Read carefully;
Today, I will be showing you five ways in which our beloved smart phones are gradually transforming us into endangered species.
Let’s jump in:
Way #1: Smart Phones can cause Smart brain Cancers
Did you know that Smart phones emit radio frequency energy, a form of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation, which can be absorbed by tissues close to the phone?
As scary as that sounds, studies further proofs that the smarter the smart phone, the larger the emission of these life threatening rays.
These radiations is said to affect our brain cells directly; often mutating existing cells into cancerous cells, hence, causing a Smart brain cancer.
Children have the potential to be at greater risk than adults for developing brain cancer from cell phones. Their nervous systems are still developing and therefore more vulnerable to factors that may cause cancer.
If you are really worried about radiation emitted from smartphones, use a corded headset or earpiece during phone use. Also when buying your next smart phone, make sure to Choose a cellular device that has a low SAR rating.
Way #2: Smart Phones can give you Sleep disorders
When you have games, videos, messaging apps etc. in a fist-sized machine, why would you ever want to sleep? It is becoming more and more difficult for teenagers and adults alike, to keep their cell phones down at the end of the day, and go to sleep.
A study found that one in three smartphone users will wake up in the middle of the night and check their phones. That number is even higher for people ages 18 to 24.
Fifty percent of people in this age group woke up and checked their phones in the middle of the night. Many people also check their phones right before bed and first thing in the morning, which means phones are a big part of many people’s sleep routines.
Research has found the bright light of a phone’s screen makes it difficult to sleep. Another study found smartphone use right before bed results in a longer period before actually falling asleep and poorer quality of sleep.
Some even use them for studying, or planning their work, but even so, the fact that it hinders your sleep and gradually disturbs the sleeping-pattern, remains.
Way #3: Smart phones can Cause you Back Pains
Did you know that constant hunching over your phone could cause you back pain?
According to 2015 statistics, 45% of young people aged 16 to 24 now suffer from back pain as their spinal disks are put under pressure. That’s a 60% rise from 2014!
This pain isn’t just occasional either, with 25% of those young people suffering on a daily basis.
It’s no wonder that texting can cause such pain…a 2014 study, published in Surgical Technology International, found that texting can add up to 50 pounds of pressure on a person’s spine, depending on the angle at which the person is texting.
Way #4: Smart phones can Cause Anxiety & Depression
Spending so much time staring at a screen can lead to anxiety and even depression as people expect constant updates and interaction from friends, and worry when these aren’t received.
A teen that gets six hours or less of sleep triples their chance of becoming depressed.
The truth is: For every minute you’re busy with your dating apps, you’re missing out on a minute of exercise, of cooking healthy meals, of walking the dog and of real-life human interaction – all of which are important for good mental health.
“There is no privacy,” Cohen points out, adding there’s also a constant pressure to impress. “With social media people are meaner to each other, continually marketing themselves, and unable to escape the intrusive public eye.”
Way #5: Smart phones can Cause you Eye/ vision problems
Recent studies show that, within five minutes of waking up, 90% of people check their phones. Exposing your eyes to that kind of light in the day itself is harmful, but right after you wake up, when you can’t even make out what is what, it is extremely harmful. Even children who don’t own laptops, or sit in front of the computer, use cell phones for almost everything. This can only result in the next generation full of bespectacled teenagers.
You can control your smart phone urges by applying this smart rules to your routine
- Keep yourself on a schedule
- Turn off as many push notifications as possible
- Good Eating (Eat lots of Omega 3 Fatty food)
- Take distracting apps off your home screen
- Kick your device out of bed
- Talk on speaker.
- Stay accountable
- Use an EMF shielding device.
- Limit Bluetooth use.
- Text at a distance (200mm to 400mm)
- Use a wired headset.
Now You Know How Smart Phones Are Killing You Slowly and how you can protect yourself.
You can either continue your act of slavery to it,
Or you can Man up and ask for your independence.
The choice lies on your Palms.
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