Advancement in technology and communication has resulted in numerous gadgets. Every second a new gadget is being introduced in the consumer market. People have come to a point where they cannot live without these gadgets.Obsessive use of devices triggering aches in kids as young as 3.By now even dogs have begun to realize gadgets have indeed become man’s best friend. We have become so dependent on gizmos, devices and gadgets that we fail to see what lies beyond those moments of madness.
Are gadgets taking away the quality of life?
You may find this funny and laugh it off. However, it’s true. Psychologists reveal, individuals that spend long hours with gadgets and gizmos everyday are not able to distinguish between emotion in the virtual world and emotion in reality. Polls and surveys taken in various countries reveal more than 70% of people carry their favorite devices along on vacations. This proves that majority of the people around the globe cannot live without their gadgets. If you feel restless without your favorite device, it’s a sign you are addicted.
Obesity among gadget users:
Obesity among children, teens, and adults is growing at a rapid rate globally. Obesity is alarmingly high among individuals that are addicted to gadgets or gizmos. Individuals that are addicted to social networks are seldom unaware about their intake of snacks and sodas. Lack of physical activity is the reason why a number of children from different parts of the world are obese.
When individuals make virtual platforms their world, they find it difficult to cope up with real time situations in the real world. Guilt, loneliness and low self esteem are common among children that get addicted to pornography at a young age. It is important that parents counsel their children and spend time with them.
Gadget-related health hazards:
Usage of Smart phones, tablets, laptops and gaming consoles is exceedingly high around the globe. Gadget addiction can have an adverse effect on physical and emotional health. Health problems related to back, neck, and shoulder are highest among gadget users. Majority of individuals that spend long hours in front of a computer are unaware they are victims of bad posture. Most gadget users that do not use a chair with a backrest have the tendency to slouch. Spine curvature and neck curvature is affected if you spend long hours with gadgets daily. Mood disorders are alarmingly high among individuals that spend most of their time on various online platforms. Research reveals that majority of net addicts are unable to cope up with real-life situations.
All modern gadgets produce EMFs (Electromagnetic Radiation) that can weaken an individual’s immunity. Levels of Mental fatigue are exceedingly high among individuals that use gadgets daily. According to reports by World Health Organization (WHO) and other health organizations, electronic smog and electro pollution have been linked to a cancer, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, learning disabilities, birth defects, depression, and fibromyalgia.
- Restrict screen time
- No gadgets to kids less than 2
- No devices in bedroom
- Encourage physical activity
- No buying gadgets for kids