Our modern world can easily be summed up by one word: busy. There are places to go, messages to respond to, feeds to check, meetings to attend, pictures to like, food to
consume, and exercises to be done (if we ever find the time). But we weren’t always this ‘busy,’ were we? What has this level of busy done to our health?
Wearable technology, like the Fitbit, smart eyewear, and accessories, allows us to track, record, and monitor our movements and health. They provide analytics, graphs, and even locations of places we’ve been to or wish to visit. While it’s great to have a record of your achievements (or lack thereof), it is equally important to recognize that you are much more than those numbers. I had a Fitbit earlier this year and I found it to be a great motivator to get moving.
Better Work Tech: CoreChair
Sedentary lifestyle has become so prominent in our technology driven world. We have lost so much of our natural mobility within our vocational life. Some of us have jobs that require us to sit down for long periods of time every day.
The creators of the CoreChair recognized this reality and came up with a revolutionary chair that not only supports and corrects posture, but strengthens core muscles as you work.
Technology like the emWave strives to improve our mental health by giving us a glimpse into our stress management habits. The HeartMath Institute has decades of research showing the intimate relationship between our physiology and psychology processes. Everyone has some form of stress in their lives; instead of going for the impossible and trying tirelessly to get rid of it, let’s work on managing it instead.
Health Journal Apps
At some point or another, we seek personal development as a means of evolving and improving ourselves. Instead of getting (and paying for) a real, live life-coach or mentor, however, there are an array of apps that you can download on your various devices that mix the tech with the health and emotional well-being.
Apps like Remente or Balanced are goal-orientated and demand accountability, helping the user engage more with their life. I think the best thing to come out of this technology that integrates with our lives is the level of self-awareness it can help bring to people.