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5 High-Tech Ways to Improve Your Health

5 High-Tech Ways to Improve Your Health

Almost everyone makes new year resolutions and makes commitments to remain fit and healthy in future. Slowly and gradually, motivation and excitement decrease and we forget what we have committed to just few week ago.

Fitness is something which requires your commitment and motivation. It is not that to remain fit you need to go to the gym or make imaginary plans.

With simple changes, you can easily get fit and healthy. Here are some tips on how to use technology to get fit and healthy:

1. Fitness Tracking

Everyone knows that the key to fitness is to get some exercise. You don’t have to be running marathons, but simply taking the time to make sure you get a little activity in each day will have a noticeable effect on your mood, weight, and overall well-being.

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Fitness trackers are the best way for you to keep track of your activity levels. They’re available as watches, wristbands, or tiny little clips. They’ll give you vital information about your health, so you can keep track of how active you are.

2. Quit Smoking

If you smoke, quitting can be one of the easiest ways to see a drastic improvement to your physical health. The problem with quitting is that nicotine is addictive, and withdrawal can be very unpleasant.

Fortunately, electronic cigarettes are a high-tech way that people can quit smoking without having to go through withdrawal.

Just grab the coolest looking one you can find and a tasty flavor of e-juice and you’re good to go! E-cigarettes vaporize the nicotine instead of burning it, so none of the harmful ingredients that you find in cigarettes are present.

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3. Visit A Virtual Doctor

Unless you’re seriously ill, the last thing that anyone wants to do is head down to a stuffy doctor’s office and wait for hours in a crowded room.

Our healthcare system is under quite a lot of strain, so many people don’t feel it’s appropriate for them to seek medical attention for minor issues. Fortunately, technology has come to the rescue. Virtual doctors offices allow qualified doctors to diagnose minor issues over Skype or other teleconferencing systems. This has a few key benefits.

First, doctors are able to see more patients in an hour, making the service more affordable. Secondly, you’ll be able to wait in the comfort of your own home instead of having to leave. For most people, we think that’s a win-win!

4. FitnessApps

Not sure which exercises you should be doing? There are lots of fitness apps that give you the same structured workout routine you’d get from a personal trainer, but you can take it with you everywhere you go.

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When you’re working out on your own, one of the most important things is to keep pushing yourself. Most people find this to be much easier when you’ve got something to remind yourself not to give up.

5. Flux

While there are many ways that technology can improve our health, there are also some ways that it can harm it. Studies show that bright white light, just like the ones emitted from our displays, can interfere with our bodies natural sleep and wake cycles.

Flux is a piece of software that reduces the color of your displays to a warmer glow after sunset. Studies have shown that this is less likely to keep you up at night, allowing you to get a better sleep and wake up feeling rested.

6. Nothing More Important Than Health

Your health is one of the easiest things to neglect. With snack food and Netflix being ever so convenient, these types of activities often take priority over things that are natural and healthy. Technology can, however, worsen our health conditions too. Excessive sitting in front of computers and watching Netflix can cause serious health issues.

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Nothing is more important than your health so try to balance everything and limit the use of technology which requires you to sit excessively.

But now we live in a high-tech society if you’re ready to take your health into your own hands, be sure to try one of these easy tips.

Featured photo credit: ie University via goingtoieu.ie.edu

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Last Updated on September 20, 2018

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

1. Breathe

The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

  • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
  • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
  • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

2. Loosen up

After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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3. Chew slowly

Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

4. Let go

Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

It’s not. Promise.

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Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

5. Enjoy the journey

Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

6. Look at the big picture

The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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Will this matter to me…

  • Next week?
  • Next month?
  • Next year?
  • In 10 years?

Hint: No, it won’t.

I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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8. Practice patience every day

Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

  • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
  • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
  • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

Final thoughts

Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

Featured photo credit: Brooke Cagle via unsplash.com

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