Exposed [US] embassy staff experienced a statistically significant excess in depression, irritability, difficulty concentrating, memory loss; ear, skin and vascular problems; and other health impacts. Symptom incidence increased significantly with accrued years of exposure.
Many of us can recall Nancy Regan’s concern about the harmful effects of drug use in America, exemplified by the message of her famous say-no-to-drugs campaign: “This is your brain on drugs.” A strong warning from the First Lady about a serious health epidemic.
Similarly, cellphone use around the world has grown to epic proportions. And today’s researchers are raising questions about their impacts on our health.
The world has rapidly changed over the past few decades with the advent of cellphones. Almost 7 billion devices are now used worldwide. As of 2014, 90 percent of American adults possessed cellphones, and 58 percent had Smart Phones. The wireless industry has repeatedly assured the public of the safety of microw...
That means BBQ's, swimming pools and best of all, vacations! Whether you’re headed to the beach, camping under the stars or touring faraway lands, we challenge you to put down your phones (for everything except snapping pics!) to disconnect from social media, email and those annoying telemarketers.
In other words, take a vacation from everything that could distract you from your vacation! And use that time to appreciate nature, your surroundings, a new culture, the arts and your family and friends.
In doing so you’ll not only get a break from the day-to-day grind; you’ll also see amazing health benefits! Things like, less stress, better sleep, a sense of calm and the feeling of being refreshed both mentally and physically.
We know that disconnecting completely can be easier said than done in our fast-paced, ultra-connected world. After all, the stresses of daily life don’t take vacations! However, some getaways make it easier to unplug than others.