I think we can all agree that today’s way of living, combined with lockdowns, are not helping our health and wellbeing. Already before lockdowns, we could see an influx of technology and electronic devices entering into the fitness world.
I’m not against technology; I think it’s great we can use it to analyse different variables of fitness and health progress. On the one hand, it keeps people more engaged and helps them to get a sense of achievements and progress.
However, on the other hand, there are some downsides to it, and I want to highlight those here.
1) KEEPS PEOPLE INDOORS
Due to the nature of our work, most people spend more time indoors exposed to blue light. Daylight, and especially sunlight is significant to your health, more than you think.
Website HRreview states 40% of Brits spend only 15 minutes outdoors each day. Considering the people who live in London and commute underground, it’s going to be much less. There is plenty of research suggesting to get as much time as we can outdoors.
Dr Jack Krause is an expert in this field, and he recommends 15 minutes outside for every hour you spend indoors sitting by your computer or TV. I highly recommend research his work.
2) OBSESSIVE DATA COLLECTION
Data is useful; it keeps you motivated or gives you a sense of achievement. More importantly, it can tell if you need to adjust your efforts or change something. On the other hand, it can leave you disheartened or sad if you struggle to meet your previous numbers or levels. Especially when you are stressed, tired or just having a bad day.
Remember, we are not robots, and just because one day you can run one mile in 10 minutes, doesn’t mean the next week it has to be 9. Just because you hit all your targets on a My fitness pal one day, doesn’t mean you have to do it every single day, do the best you can every day. Your brain and body are much more complicated than any device, app or gadget you use to help you get in shape.
3) ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS
Surprisingly still an arguable topic. Some people say the impact is minimal; others say chronic exposure dehydrates our cells and causes degeneration of human DNA code. Just because we don’t know enough about it yet, we should not underestimate the impact of it. I don’t have enough knowledge of physics or how various light spectrums impact our health. What I do know is that EMG fields and radiations from tech are here and are still new to us.
It’s only been around…
- 150 years since we started to spend most of our days indoors.
- 35 years since wifi was invented.
- 10 years since we wear EMG gadgets directly on our skin 24/7
Considering first Homo sapiens appeared about 200,000-300,000 years ago. This is literally just minutes, if not seconds if we consider the entire evolutionary timescale.
Most of that time, we used to spend our time outdoors and on two feet, exposed to daylight. Not indoors, half sitting, half standing fastened to some expensive, sometimes vibrating machinery…
To look lean or more muscular, or whatever your goal is, health should always be a priority.
To be healthy, we must re-connect with our origin – nature.
You are part of nature, and the less time you spend living according to its laws, the:
- harder the time you are going to have with your health & wellbeing
- more business you are going to miss because of your poor health
- more cash you are going to spend to maintain what’s left.
Plus, it’s much easier to build muscles and lose fat when you are healthy, rested, and not chronically stressed!
Therefore, I suggest you:
- Get outside as frequently as possible.
- Sleep 7-8h every night.
- Don’t charge your phone in your bedroom.
- Ditch all blue light past 8 pm.
- Move daily, outdoors if possible.
- Try to be exposed to daylight or sunshine in the morning.
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