We can’t get enough of wearables, which are the newest big thing in technology. But is there a limit to how much we should use something before it becomes unhealthy? And what negative effects might using them excessively cause?
You might be surprised by some of these ideas, but as wearable technology advances, they might raise some doubts.
Cell phone use may increase the risk of developing cancer, but nobody seems to be concerned about this despite our knowledge. That’s presumably because the majority of research provides conflicting results, and the ones that do provide an answer frequently do so.
In actuality, we are unsure if this poses a risk or not. One thing is certain: if there is a problem in this area, wearable technology will only make it worse. We are now hedging our bets on the side that claims phone use is safe because there is no solid evidence to suggest that there is a correlation.
It’s simple to assume that everyone using a computer is seated at desks in ergonomic chairs with the proper posture, but that isn’t the reality. In reality, we are much more likely to be bent over our smartphones and laptops, with tablets becoming the newest threat to proper posture.
Your neck and back may get stiff from frequently looking down at a computer in your hand, permanently bending these skeletal structures. Make an effort to improve your posture when wearing wearables. Instead of gazing down all the time, hold your smartwatch up to your eye.
There are unexpected ways that using wearables excessively can harm your health, according to Fitbit.
Modern civilization is plagued by eating disorders and body dysmorphia, with many people succumbing to the belief that their physical characteristics fall short of what they ought to be. When peer sharing is permitted on health trackers, it may be simpler than ever for users to fall into this mindset pattern.
It has already been discovered that the majority of people who stop using Fitbits sense shame, and for those who are already on the brink, this could develop into an eating disorder. Positive body ideals and support for people of all body types can help us address this issue, as we have done with the other causes of this epidemic.
Cell phone electromagnetic radiation has been compared to a slow poison and may have a variety of negative effects on our bodies. The same issues arise if your wearables are connected to your phone or employ similar technology.
What, then, is related to using a cell phone? Headaches, itchy eyes, mood fluctuations, nausea, decreased appetite, low sperm count, and disturbed sleep are among the current thoughts. What percentage of this can actually be proven? Most of it falls into the “maybe” category, just like the cancer allegations.
That is not to say that we shouldn’t exercise caution, and it’s always a good idea to keep in mind that wearables and other technology work best when used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle and fulfilling social contact. It won’t hurt to occasionally put your technology away and engage in real interaction. The chance of any negative effects decreases the less your tech is in close proximity to your brain.
Although there don’t seem to be many conclusive studies on how wearables affect our health just yet, we can all use common sense to avoid major injury. There is more to life than technology, yet it is true that if you want to fully appreciate it, technology is a must.