Spread too thin?

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

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dig­i­tal detox ad­vice for the se­ri­ously fraz­zled

In our wired-up mod­ern world, few of us are ever off­line. even if you try to be dis­ci­plined, turn­ing off your phone, tablet and lap­top at the end of the day, you’re still sur­rounded by the elec­tro­mag­netic fre­quen­cies (emFs) from de­vices and net­works around you. that means you’re liv­ing in what de­nis hen­shaw, emer­i­tus pro­fes­sor of hu­man ra­di­a­tion ef­fects at bris­tol univer­sity, calls an “elec­tros­mog”. What is still un­clear is how this may af­fect your health. “around 10-15% of the pop­u­la­tion ex­pe­ri­ence what’s known as ‘elec­trosen­si­tiv­ity’ and have a range of symp­toms,” says hen­shaw. We can as­sume the emFs may have a sim­i­lar but long-term ef­fect on our health, he says. “emFs in­ter­act with the body, for ex­am­ple, af­fect­ing 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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