This April I am participating in the “A to Z” Challenge! This means that each day except Sunday I will be posting articles using the letters A to Z. It should be lots of fun. The letter of the day is: B. The word of the day is basics!
It is terrific to use technology to get back to basics and stay healthy. Modern technology has taken a lot of the drudgery out of getting into and staying healthy. When I was a very young teenager, I bought Jane Fonda’s step aerobics workout book. I worked my way through the book page after page and used another book to hold the pages while I did the exercises. When I was a child, personal computers were out of the price range of most people and the idea of using the computer to research issues of health was not done. Over the course of my lifetime, things have changed in incredible ways. Today there is an enormous variety of ways most people can access information on health and fitness. For example:
- DVDs and CDs for the television or computer
- Internet websites and YouTube videos
- Video games and programs
- Applications for the laptop, tablet and cellular phone
- Fitness devices like the Fitbit and Garmin devices
- Athletic shoes with built-in computers that connect to cell phones and smart devices
All of these items are eons beyond my old Jane Fonda step aerobics workout book. DVDs are available in almost every exercise discipline known to man. It is exciting to be able to change workout style each day if one chose. This means that while working out with DVDs at home, a person never need be bored. Additionally, the easy availability of the internet makes it easy to get information about health, illness and a variety of healing methods. With a few keystrokes of a keyboard or a few swipes on a smartphone, one literally has the information of the entire world at one’s fingertips. This means that at a very basic level, one has all the information one needs to find out what not only what good health is, but also how to achieve good health.
Almost everything we do in life is better is we have our health in order. Good health is the basic foundation we need to make everything else we do in life. With the technology available today, it is easy to find out new ideas for getting healthy. Whenever one hears about a new health study on a news report, one can immediately do an internet search and instantly get more information on the topic.
In conclusion, it is terrific to use technology to learn about good health, to get healthy and stay healthy. Technology can make what used to be hard boring work easier and fun! So, the question for you this terrific day is, how do you use technology to get healthy or stay healthy?