Small Healthy Steps: 7 Weird Things We Do to Stay Healthy

 

Of course, you don’t have to do Millionaire Hoy to improve your health through exercise but make sure you are doing some structured physical activity. At the very least, invest in resistance bands and use them to strengthen your muscles.

 

You lose muscle mass every decade after the age of 30. You can prevent this, to some degree, through regular resistance training.

 

Turn Off Wi-Fi at Night

 

Although there’s no clear evidence that radiofrequency waves from sources like Wi-Fi are a health hazard, it is an issue that needs more research. Here’s a quote from the FCC website:

 

“While there is currently no scientific evidence establishes a causal link between wireless device use and cancer or other illnesses. Those evaluating the potential risks of using wireless devices agree that more and longer-term studies should explore whether there is a better basis for RF safety standards than is currently used.”

 

If you read this article by Jeffry Fawcett, PhD, you get a completely different picture about the health risks of electromagnetic waves from cell phones and Wi-Fi. Who to believe?

 

We’re not ready to give up all devices that emit electromagnetic waves but still try to lower our exposure. It’s simple enough to shut off Wi-Fi at night and turn it back on in the morning. Plus, we hold our phones away from our body when talking into them. You can do the same. Just turn on the speaker.

 

What We Don’t Do Right

 

Since we’re being honest, there are still things we DON’T do right – but we’re working on them. We don’t always:

 

  • Get enough sleep
  • Close the kitchen at a reasonable time at night. We eat dinner late and sometimes snack afterward.
  • Eat out more than we should, although we are very careful about what we order.

 

Kristie Leong M.D.

Dr. Kristie Leong and Dr. Apollo Leong are physicians helping you to lead a healthy lifestyle by sharing nutrition and fitness tips and keeping you abreast of the latest health news.

2 thoughts on “Small Healthy Steps: 7 Weird Things We Do to Stay Healthy

  • March 3, 2016 at 3:03 pm
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    This is sooo nice Dr. Kristie. Thanks for sharing! Our biggest challenge is still to exercise or simply move enough but, hopefully the good weather coming will put us through that bottle neck! One of our best secrets is to go rollerskating on Mondays. Not a lot of people and a decent work out plus a chance to relax and even meet nice people. It is also fun even though I don’t always feel like leaving my coach to go but, once there, it has always been good fun. Thanks again!

    • March 7, 2016 at 3:20 am
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      Liana, thank you for your comment! Sorry, I’m so slow to respond. I didn’t get an email when you commented. Rollerskating is a FUN way to stay active and that means you’re more likely to do it. I used to go the skating rink on Lee Highway in high school and loved it! I’ll have to talk Dr. A into going with me. Thanks for reminding me of another way to stay active. 🙂

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