Fitness Trackers and EMF Concerns: A Comprehensive Guide for 2024

As 2024 unfolds, the surge in fitness technology, especially fitness trackers, has become a global trend. In fact, wearable technology, including fitness trackers, smartwatches, heart rate monitors, and GPS-tracking devices, has been named the top fitness trend for the year by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). While these devices offer helpful real-time information on health metrics, at Pain Free For Life, we also focus on the lesser-discussed aspect of these gadgets: their electromagnetic field (EMF) emissions. 

If you’re ready to examine the implications of EMF from fitness trackers as they align with The Hache Protocol, keep reading – because we have answers! 

Understanding EMF Radiation in Fitness Trackers

“While fitness trackers like Fitbit and Apple Watch have become staples in many of our health routines, it’s important to be aware of the EMF radiation they may emit due to Bluetooth and wireless technology.”

–Dr.Rob Vanbergen, DNM PhD.

The long-term implications of EMF (electromagnetic field) exposure from devices like fitness trackers have garnered attention from experts and researchers as of late. Although generally considered safe, there’s a growing body of research exploring the potential risks associated with prolonged exposure to EMFs, especially from wireless technology.what

The National Toxicology Program, under the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, conducted a significant study in 2018 that found “clear evidence” of carcinogenicity from cellphone radiation. This study highlighted the possible health risks of long-term exposure to radiofrequency radiation.

Additionally, the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified electromagnetic fields produced by mobile phones as possibly carcinogenic to humans, acknowledging the need for ongoing research to fully assess the long-term effects of mobile phone use. This classification is based on epidemiological studies examining the association between brain tumors and mobile phone use, considering that many cancers may not be detectable until years after the interactions leading to the tumor​​.

250+ Scientists Warn: EMFs Pose Real Health Risks – International Appeal

The International EMF Scientist Appeal, signed by over 250 scientists who have published research on the biological and health effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields, calls for health warnings and stronger exposure limits, emphasizing the potential harm of this radiation​​.

Based on peer-reviewed research, this group of scientists expresses serious concerns about the widespread and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices. These devices range from cellular and cordless phones to Wi-Fi, smart meters, baby monitors, fitness trackers, among others.

Key Points of the International Appeal, last updated in 2023: 

  • Health Concerns with EMFs: The appeal states that EMFs (from devices like cell phones and Wi-Fi) can harm living things at lower levels than current rules consider safe. This harm includes risks like cancer, stress on cells, damage to genes, problems with reproduction, learning and memory, and overall well-being. These issues can affect not just people but also plants and animals.
  • Current Rules Not Enough: The scientists think existing rules, like those from the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, aren’t good enough. They believe these rules don’t fully consider the effects of being exposed to EMFs over a long time or at low levels.
  • Asking for Stronger Action: The appeal calls on the World Health Organization (WHO) and countries in the U.N. to make stricter EMF guidelines, take steps to prevent risks, and educate people about the dangers, especially for kids and unborn babies. They want the WHO to take a bigger role in dealing with this issue.
  • Suggestions for Safety: The scientists suggest several steps to make things safer, like better protection for kids and pregnant women, stricter safety rules, creating safer technology, making sure electrical wiring is done right, telling the public about EMF risks, training doctors about EMFs, and making zones free of radiation.
  • Need for Fair Review and Industry Role: They recommend that the United Nations Environmental Programme should start a fair and open review by a group of experts to think about better ways to handle EMFs. They say it’s important for companies to be part of this, but they shouldn’t influence the decisions.

What this all means: This appeal really brings to light the concerns scientists have about EMF and the possibility that our current safety standards might not be strong enough. Understanding the risks involved with EMF is SO important. To get into the nitty-gritty of this topic, check out our blog post, ‘EMF Protection: How to Eliminate an Invisible Threat.’ 

Pain Free For Life’s Perspective on Fitness and The Hache Protocol™

We see fitness as a joyous celebration of what your body can achieve – wherever you are in your fitness journey. Whether it’s a simple stretch, yoga, or a leisurely walk, these activities are essential under The Hache Protocol™, where fitness is a crucial pillar in naturally fighting pain and boosting health. 

Mitochondria and Muscle Health: Boosting Energy to Tackle Chronic Pain

Engaging in physical activity is crucial, particularly for individuals grappling with chronic pain. At Pain Free For Life, we emphasize the role of exercise in boosting mitochondrial health. Mitochondria, known as the cell’s powerhouses, play a key role in energy production. Building muscle mass not only strengthens the body but also increases mitochondrial density. This boost in mitochondria is especially beneficial in counteracting the fatigue that often accompanies chronic pain conditions. 

The bottom line: Even moderate exercise can significantly improve muscle health and mitochondrial function, providing a natural energy lift.

Choosing and Using Fitness Trackers Safely: A Guide for Reducing EMF Exposure

In our tech-driven world, fitness trackers have become a popular tool for monitoring physical activity. However, it’s important to minimize the potential risks we discussed above.

Here’s how:

  • Selective Usage: Use your tracker mainly during active periods to reduce EMF exposure. There’s no need to always have it on, especially during rest or sleep.
  • Disabling Unnecessary Features: Features like Bluetooth and GPS are great when you need them, but they also increase EMF emissions. Turning them off when they’re not in use can help lower your exposure.
  • Choosing Low-EMF Devices: Some fitness trackers emit lower levels of EMF than others. Doing a bit of research to find devices with minimal EMF output can be a wise health investment.
  • Staying Informed: Continuous learning about EMF and its effects is vital. Our blog post, 5G Effects on Health: Should You Be Concerned?, delves into the latest research and provides valuable insights into EMF-related health concerns.

By being mindful of these aspects, you can enjoy the benefits of your fitness tracker while minimizing potential risks. 

Join Our FREE EMF Safety Training Event: DETAILS

We’re thrilled to invite you to our FREE live training event dedicated to EMF Protection. Join us and enhance your knowledge of how to protect your cellular function from electromagnetic fields.

Date: Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

Time: 4 PM PST

Where: Join us in our Pain Free For Life Support Group and on Zoom.

Hosted by: Dr. Robert Vanbergen DNM, Ph.D.

In this session, we’ll cover:

  • The science behind EMFs and their health impacts.
  • Proven strategies to shield yourself from EMF exposure.
  • Introduction to our FLOWW EMF Protection Products and their benefits.

Special Offer Alert: Stay tuned till the end for an exclusive discount on our FLOWW EMF Protection Products!

While low-frequency EMFs aren’t a threat to our health, research has shown that continuous exposure can lead to disruptive health challenges. Floww™ products help to protect our patients from the disruptions caused by EMFs, supporting better health and vitality. This is your opportunity to learn how to embrace a life protected by EMFs with practical, innovative solutions. Register today!

Attend our FREE safety training event on Zoom, or join in the Pain Free for Life Support Group, where you’ll gain tools to safeguard your health against harmful EMF exposure. 

Embracing Fitness Technology Mindfully 

As we navigate this tech-driven era, it’s essential to understand and manage EMF exposure, especially from devices like fitness trackers. At Pain-Free For Life, we promote an informed and balanced approach, integrating the latest technology with the holistic health principles of The Hache Protocol™. We encourage you to regularly visit our blog and YouTube Channel for the most comprehensive insights on EMF protection and strategies for resolving pain. Remember, being well-informed is the first step toward a healthier, pain-free life.


Sources cited:

Wearable Technology Named Top Fitness Trend for 2024 (   

Electromagnetic fields and public health: mobile phones (