Category Archives: Technology Health

Waist Trainer Side Effects: Are Waist Cinchers Good or Bad For Your Health?

Waist Trainer Side Effects: Good or Bad? You gotta give it to the Kardashian girls. They may be annoying and all but they are trend setters. Okay, maybe they are not necessarily the trend originators but they seem to be early adapters of what’s going to be trendy. Wasn’t it a few years ago that everyone and their aunt are annoyed with Kim and her constant picture self-taking and oversharing? Now, everyone is into selfies and sharing them on Instagram and Twitter. Thankfully, our aunts are not doing selfies.

Anyways, another thing the Kardashian girls are into which is on its way to becoming a fashion trend is the waist cincher. We first heard about this on Wendy Williams who identified the Kardashians with this trend. Waist training will supposedly give you a desirable hourglass figure. Not only that, it is also being claimed that waist cinchers or waist trainers can help you lose weight.

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Bad Side Effects of iPods and MP3 Players: Tinnitus

Are iPods and MP3 players dangerous to your health? Not necessarily! But they can damage your ears and make you go deaf if you’re the kind of guy (or gal) who likes to play your iPods oh-so-loudly that your seatmate on the subway can hear the music you are playing.

Constant exposure to loud noise has been cited by the Mayo Clinic as one of the common causes of tinnitus, a condition where one hears sounds even if there’s actually no sound present. This phantom noise can range from ringing, buzzing, roaring, clicking, whistling, and hissing in your ears.

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Bad Effects of Too Much Sitting? Higher Risk of Death & Unhealthy Life

Is sitting too much dangerous for your health? Yes it is. There are a few health topics on which most doctors and health experts agree — and this is definitely one of them.

Now, a new Australian study led by the University of Sydney has found more evidence that sitting too much increases the risk of dying. This was even after taking into account physical activity, weight and health status of study participants. The study of more than 200,000 Australians is published in the March 26 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Relying on self-reported data from 22,497 people 45 years or older from the “45 and Up Study” — the largest look at healthy aging in the Southern Hemisphere — the researchers found that compared to people who spent less than four hours a day sitting:

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