Why Using Remote Control Is Bad For Your Health

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    First of all Infrared light is safe for human body , Infrared light is the signal that the remote control sends to control TV or any machine, but we are discussing in this article the effect of remote control from another point of view.

    It may appear aimless at the time but it seems there is a point to pottering around.

    Those who regularly stand up and move around the home and office are healthier and slimmer than those who spend their days sitting.

    Gentle activity such as going over to the TV to change the channel rather than using the remote control also helps keep levels of sugar and fat in the blood in check, the study found.

    The finding applies even when intense exercise such as gym work is factored in, suggesting the two activity types boost health in different ways.

    Researcher Genevieve Healy said: ‘What we found was the more times people got up and down, the better their metabolic health.

    ‘This was regardless of how much sitting they did or how much activity. It was the act of getting up and getting the metabolic process going.’

    Dr Healy, of Queensland University in Australia, studied the routines of 168 men and women for seven days, the journal Diabetes Care reports.

    The volunteers were fitted with pedometer-like devices that registered changes in movement.

    Those who took the most breaks from sitting were around two inches slimmer and had lower levels of glucose and dangerous fat in the blood - indicating they were at lower risk of diabetes and heart disease.

    Dr Healy said: ‘We cannot say that sitting causes these diseases yet. But a lot of the work is indicating it is at least associated with poor health.’



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