Use of Technology

We live in an age where technology is a blessing and a curse. Using too much technology often times leads to missing out on being present with your beautiful surroundings and with the people who are important in your life. How many times have you seen a mother pushing a baby in a stroller while texting on her phone. She is missing out not only on her surroundings but connecting with her child or at a playground while the children are playing, the mom is on her phone talking or texting. Not only is she missing her connection with her child but she is also role modeling for her child to continue the bad pattern. 

Technology does have many positive uses for living a healthy lifestyle. The timer on your phone is an excellent way to remind you to take your medication. You can also set up your timer as a reminder to schedule a time to exercise. There are so many wonderful apps that help with accountability, such as My Fitness Pal for journaling food and exercise or FitBit or Strava for measuring your steps and biking. If you like to meditate, there a 10 minutes meditation app call Headspace. Water logged is great for measuring your daily intake of water. I could go on and on. I challenge you to find what is the best fit for you and your lifestyle and use technology for your benefit and not as a detractor from life!