What are the modern threats to your health?

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Modern threats to your health
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These are challenging times. COVID-19 is a new reality, and it’s an uncomfortable one as we think about health risks. What are other modern threats to your health, besides the coronavirus? Let’s talk about them to help you stay safe and maintain good well-being.

4 modern threats to your health:

1. Addiction

You might think that you are only going to get addicted to drugs if you use illegal substances. But this isn’t the case and right now there is an influx of people who have become addicted to narcotics prescribed by doctors. If you feel as though you are dealing with addiction, rehab programs are usually the best option because you can get professional support.

2. Pollution

Pollution levels are rising and there are now numerous cities where the pollution level is over the safety point. As such, it’s possible that even walking outside could be harmful to your health.

That’s why you need to make sure that you are adding some greenery to your home. This will help keep the air clean.

It’s also why some people were wearing masks outside, long before the COVID-19 pandemic. This situation is only going to get worse in the future  if things don’t drastically change.

3. More modern threats to your health:Electromagnetic energy

You might not be aware of the danger of electromagnetic energy, but it could be impacting your health quite a lot. Electromagnetic energy is produced by any electronic device in your home.

Particularly, devices that use wireless connections such as Bluetooth. When you look into the research on these devices they are quite worrying.

For instance, there are a lot of studies that suggest young children should not be using wireless headphones. This is due to the fact that the safety parameters for devices like this are based on a full sized adult brain.

As such it’s possible that the rays caused by devices like this could be harmful to a less developed brain. As for the typical individual, electromagnetic energy can disrupt your sleep, which is why you should be careful about the amount of tech you have in your bedroom and how close you keep it to your bed. You certainly shouldn’t be keeping it under your pillow during the night.

4. Sitting

Have you heard the research that sitting for more than one hour without moving is more dangerous for your health than smoking? How does this work?

When you are sitting down stagnant, your body is doing nothing. That means that you can experience various issues, including high levels of oxygenation around the body.

The process has been linked to numerous health conditions that people deal with today, including dementia. To avoid this problem you need to make sure that you remain active. If you work from home, consider investing in a sit stand desk. This could be a great choice as it will ensure that you are not sitting for long hours at a keyboard.

Last thoughts on modern threats to your health

As you can see, there are numerous modern threats to your health that you need to be aware of. Time has certainly moved on and by recognizing the dangers you can keep your health in check and help your loved ones do the same.

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