If you are working towards a calm and peaceful mind in a perfectly healthy body, you’re in good company. Like the rest of us, you might have come to realize that this is a difficult thing to achieve, especially when you’re also trying to make a living and spend time with other people, too – not just yourself.
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This perfect state of being should perhaps be a lifetime goal, rather than a new year’s resolution; by that time, technology might have made it possible to master every aspect of our life. Luckily, the future is now, and we have found a few goodies to help you out on the way. It won’t make you healthy physically, but it could help to keep you sane – as well as to give you a boost of motivation from time to time.
Apps: Exercise and sleep better
Apps are the first that comes to mind when talking about health and technology. They are making it increasingly easier to track your activities and collect data – in fact, there are so many out there that you might find it hard to choose. Some are for free and some costs money, so it’s better to test a few free ones until you know what you’re looking for. Save yourself another Google search and just look at this complete guide to the best fitness apps in 2017.
Map My Fitness is an excellent choice as it gives you a comprehensive picture of your performance, saves data on pace and distance, as well as recommending different routes. If you’re not as into running as lifting weights, you should give Fitted Lifts a try – especially if you’re used to tracking your performances with pen and paper.
A lot of us wake up in the morning, after what should have been a solid eight-hour sleep, but still feel unrested. It’s hard to say what’s going on, so get someone to say it for you. SleepBot tracks your sleep pattern, doubles as an alarm clock and even shuts off the disruptive WiFi while you’re sleeping. Simply check in before you fall asleep and check out again in the morning.
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Online: Health conditions, medications, and groceries
Ordering necessities such as food and medications have become quick and straightforward with technology; mail order medications are the perfect choice for older patients or anyone who’s not able to get ahold of their medications the regular way. Many grocery shops are also offering home deliveries free of charge – and it’s not at all confined to unable or seniors. It makes healthy eating a lot easier when you get to select fresh produce from the comfort of your couch, instead of pushing that trolley around right after work.
The Internet is great for a lot of things – except for looking up vague symptoms during sleepless nights. It’s a good place to go to for information about health conditions and how often you should do a routine screening, just make sure you use websites by large research institutions. Instead of making you more worried, it could give you a peace of mind – or the warning signal you need to book an appointment with your doctor.