Jump Start – Use Technology to Jump Start Your Way to Healthy Living

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One of the best things about modern technology is that you can use it to jump-start your way to healthy living. Once upon a time, people had to travel to gyms or hire trainers to help them get into better shape. Today, if you have a smartphone, the expertise you need is just a few finger clicks away. Learn to use apps, videos and websites to get healthier and stay that way.


When it comes to your health, don’t fight technology – use it and win!


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Jump Start – Use Technology to Jump Start Your Way to Healthy Living

There are two extremes when it comes to technology. The world is divided into people who embrace technology and must have every new gadget that comes along and people who claim to hate technology and wish for the old ways. Thankfully, there is a lot of great middle ground between these two extremes. That middle ground enables us to take technology and use it to help us get healthier and happier.


Most major diet and weight loss programs have apps that can be used on your smartphone. These apps allow you to track your food, exercise, meal plan and a myriad of other things. In addition, the latest generation of pedometers give you the number of steps you walk, your heart rate and even how much sleep you get. The amount of information, assistance and advice the latest generation of apps bring to the table is nothing short of incredible. By selecting an app from Atkins, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig or a myriad of others you can jump-start your exercise, diet and fitness routines. Modern tablet devices are big enough and powerful enough to use to watch exercise videos.


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Intellect – Is Having a Big Intellect the New Big Thing?

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It is important to take action now to improve your intellect. The ability to reason and understand things objectively even when things are abstract is something that is of great value. When you improve your intellectual abilities, you make yourself more valuable, you become a thing to be treasured.

“Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” Steven¬†Covey
Intellect may just be new new big thing!

Intellect may just be the new big thing!

The world is increasingly becoming a smaller place. In our hands we have the ability to speak with and write to people from all across the world. As we encounter more people with their varied cultures and experiences we need to have the ability to understand new things. We must learn how to understand and appreciate people, things and customs that we are not used to encountering. One way to do this is to take steps to improve our intellect.

Steven Covey is well-known for his book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” One of the lines I remember most from his book is the line “seek first to understand, then to be understood.” It makes sense doesn’t it? We cannot get other people to understand us if we do not understand how others think and what matters to them it is hard for us to get them to understand us. In order to be happier, more connected and better able to not just survive, but to thrive in the modern world we must understand others. Our intellect is what enable us to understand why a person thinks and feels a certain way. Intellect does not make us agree, but it does help us to understand the perspective of others.


Perhaps having a big intellect is the new big thing.


When children are in school, often they teased and bullied if they are seen as “too smart.” Fear of being teased or bullied causes some children to pretend they don’t know answers or to intentionally do poorly on tests. If your childhood was spent either being teased for having a good intellect or teasing others for having a good intellect, you may not have the proper respect for intellect. If this is the case, it is time for a new way of doing things. Take action now to increase your intellect read books, travel, talk with people, seek out ways to learn more about the world and the people in it.


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