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3 Surprising Ways You Can Use Technology to Improve Your Health

Improving your health is never an easy task. Not only is health a very complicated topic, but improving your health often means major lifestyle changes. Luckily, technology can help. As technology has become more advanced, there have been additional breakthroughs in the way people manage health both overall and in their day-to-day lives.


Tracking Your Health

From calories burned to daily activity, tracking your health has never been easier. In many cases, simply being aware of the way that you treat your body is enough to improve your health. Tracking your sleep cycles, making sure that you complete the right number of steps every day, and keeping your calories below your maintenance level are all good ways to improve your health immediately.

If you can’t find the time to track things, you often don’t have to — new wearable devices can track everything from your heart rate to the amount of time you spend sleeping. Tracking apps and alerts are a great way to both enforce and develop good habits. In fact, there are even apps available that will calculate how much money you’ve saved (and how much healthier you are) for every day that you’ve quit smoking.


Managing Chronic Conditions

There are many health conditions that have no easy fix. From autoimmune disorders to many psychological and psychiatric issues, these conditions have to be maintained on a daily level. There are now many online services available through medical professionals that allow for the daily maintenance of a chronic condition. These electronic care clinics are able to give advice, emergency plans, and daily functioning checks to their clients.



From healthy parenting classes to a health informatics masters degree, there’s a tremendous amount of academic information available on the web. If you simply want to learn more about your own health and dietary needs, you can attend one of hundreds of online courses that are designed to give you more information about your own body. If you want to go a step farther, you can consider acquiring a degree in biomedical and health informatics, nutrition science, or other related fields.

When it comes to health, knowledge is undoubtedly power. Technology has made it easier for us to collect and share knowledge — not only about our personal health, but about healthcare overall.

Emma Sturgis

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Emma is a freelance writer currently living in Boston, MA. She writes most often on education and business. For eye care professionals Emma recommends All About Eyes. To see more from Emma, say hi on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2

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