Do you need a rest from Wi-fi? Dig­i­tal-de­tox ad­vice

Stay­ing con­nected could be a ect­ing your mood, sleep – and even your waist­line. Find out why you need to tune out...

Woman & Home (South Africa) - - In this issue... -

In our wired-up mod­ern world, few of us are ever o ine. Even if you try to be dis­ci­plined, turn­ing o your phone, tablet and lap­top at the end of the day, you’re still sur­rounded by the elec­tro­mag­netic fields (EMFS) from de­vices and net­works around you. That means you’re liv­ing in what De­nis Hen­shaw, emer­i­tus pro­fes­sor of hu­man ra­di­a­tion e ects at Univer­sity of Bris­tol, calls an ‘elec­tros­mog’. It is still un­clear how this may a ect your health. “Around 10 to 15% of the pop­u­la­tion ex­pe­ri­ence what’s known as ‘elec­trosen­si­tiv­ity’ and have a range of symp­toms,” ex­plains De­nis. We can as­sume the EMFS may have a sim­i­lar but long-term e ect on our health, he says. “EMFS in­ter­act with the body, for ex­am­ple, a ect­ing the way cal­cium flows in and out of cells.” While ev­i­dence is still build­ing, it’s es­tab­lished the blue light from your tech could have health con­se­quences – so here are good rea­sons to pull the plug...

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