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Four Amazing Ways You Can Use Tech to Improve Your Health
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Beth Derrick
March 2019
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Written by
Beth Derrick
March 2019
Writing

Four Amazing Ways You can Use Tech to Improve Your Health

Technology is used for just about everything these days. From mobile devices and software to search engines and social media, technological devices and platforms have helped to improve every aspect of life. In fact, modern advances have been paramount when it comes to improving health. Let’s take a look at a few ways one can leverage technology to improve their physical and mental well-being.

Information

Having instant access to valuable information related to health is one of the most basic ways that technology can lend a helping hand. With a sound internet connection and an internet capable device, you can learn about anything from signs of cherry eye in dogs to how to reduce stress and increase exercise. When taken from a reliable source, this instant access to health-related information can help everyone to live a more healthy and happy life.

Inspiration

One of the biggest challenges for staying or getting healthy is overcoming the mental challenge of change. The internet provides that motivation one might need to keep moving forward. If you’ve recently finished rehab and are struggling to remain sober, there are online communities through social media and other platforms that you can gain inspiration from. Listening to their stories and seeing how they prosper can push you forward.

Whether you’re trying to stick to a diet, start a new fitness regimen, help a loved one through a difficult time, or improve your mental health, using technology to connect with others, share stories, and even see progress in real-time is enough to inspire anyone to make a change for the better.

Progression

The internet isn’t the only form of modern technology that can be used to improve your health. Wearable technology has made tremendous strides in enhancing the lives of others both physically and mentally. There are a ton of mobile devices and applications that can be used to track one’s progression in the fitness and nutrition department.  

A small device worn around the neck, on the wrist, or in other convenient places can help to monitor vitals, count steps, provide reminders (for medication), and even alert authorities in medical emergencies. Downloadable mobile apps, on the other hand, can help to create a meal plan, counting calories, setting up a fitness routine, and much more. Seeing your progress in real time keeps you informed about your health and wellness while also inspiring you to keep going.

Healthcare

Technology has also made it possible for people to stay on top of their healthcare. From viewing information on patient portals to having virtual meetings with doctors and or mental health professionals, healthcare solutions are easily accessible giving individuals a variety of solutions for getting the help that they need.

When it comes to your physical and mental health, there are a lot of things you can do to ensure they stay intact. Technology, in a lot of ways, helps to make each of those methods easier. From learning general health information and wearable devices to monitor progress to online support groups and social media platforms, each of these developments works to enhance the lives of everyone who uses it to their advantage.

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