Archive for August, 2016

Is Your Cell Phone hazardous to Your Health?

Cell Phone Hazards

Cell PhoneI remember reading something about cell phones and health issues over the years, so reading this past week’s article from BottomLine Personal newsletter didn’t surprise me though new studies show the radiation from cell phones even more worrisome.

Besides the risks of cancer, you can add sleep problems, people who use cell phones and other wireless devices in the hours before bedtime have more trouble falling asleep and staying asleep.

It’s not only cell phones we need to be concerned about, but other electronics as well. These devices include, Wi-Fi Routers, cordless phones, laptops, tablets and even wireless fitness bands.

So how should we protect our self’s from harmful radiation?

  1. Turn the device off – putting your cell phone in “airplane” mode stops radiation. Turn off “Blue tooth” devices as well.
  2. Keep your distance – the further away you are the better. Use the speakerphone feature of your cell phone. Never put the phone next to your head. Blue tooth connection in a car though is fine as it reduces radiation to the user.
  3. Avoid certain surroundings – using your cell phone in an airplane, train or elevator creates hotspots that increase your exposure to radiation.
  4. Landline – If your landline phone provides this feature; forward your cell phone to your landline phone whenever you are home.

Be Safe…..

Dan

 

Which Fitness Device Should You Consider?

Fitness Trackers

Fitness Tracker

Fitness Tracker

A year ago this past May I purchased a Fitbit One and the device is still going strong without any problems to date.

There are numerous brands and models one can choose from; companies like, Fitbit, Apple, Microsoft, Jawbone, Misfit and others.

If you are in the market to purchase one, keep in mind that the average user only stays with any type of program including wearing or carrying a health related device for six months and then loses interest.

Just read a few months ago that the devices with “bands or straps” tend to wear out within a short period of time, some even report that their bands wore out in three to six months.

Personally my Fitbit One is attach to my belt or carried in my pocket.  I realized that since I wear a watch carrying an additional device with band would not work for me.

You can find online numerous reviews from individuals concerning fitness trackers and along with dozens of complaints concerning discoloring, splitting and disintegrating in less than six months.

Bands and Straps are exposed to oils, skin-care products and cleaning agents. It is recommended that you avoid excessive stretching and twisting; clean the band with water and rubbing alcohol after a heavy sweat.

Quote of the Week – “I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done”

 

Stay healthy….

Dan