I came across this excellent article by KAREN REED at Positive Health Wellness and have summarize it as below, to read the full article please click the link given at the end of the summary.
We hear all the time about how technology is bad for us. Since the introduction of computers, we spend more time sitting at a desk than moving around at work. We have created this sedentary lifestyle that is causing havoc in our overall life.
What if I were to tell you that technology has produced benefits? Would you believe me if I said that technology is good for your health?
Most of you wouldn’t look at first. Well, you may be able to think of a couple of ways that the computer has helped, but you are still stuck on all the negatives that ‘experts’ have shared in the past. The problem with the ‘experts’ is that they are only focused on the negatives. They haven’t looked at so many of the benefits.
So, that’s what we’ll do today. We’ll consider all the ways that technology improves our health. We’ll discuss just how it has boosted results in certain areas of healthcare and what it does for us daily.
- Technology Is Everywhere in Medicine
- It Pushes Us to Do More Activity
- Better Ability for Communication Between Doctors and Patients
- More Ability to Do Research into Problems
- There Are Devices That Keep the Body Working as It Should
- Better Treatment Options for Various Ailments and Diseases
- Improved Prediction of Diagnosis and Life Expectancy
- Faster and More Accurate Diagnosis of Conditions
- Technology Improves Recording of Information in Real Time
- There Are Two Sides to Technology
Don’t just write technology off. This is something that really can improve our lives and our health. It just must be used in the right way.
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You are never too old to learn a new skill or hobby.
by Sherri Meinke
This winter, I had one of my computer students attempt to teach me to knit. Needless to say, I was dropping stitches, pulling the yarn too tight… it windows was an absolute nightmare. I was frustrated that I could not master the simple skill of a basic knitting stitch. It definitely humbled me and made me think of how many of my students get frustrated in class with computers. Do I left click or right click? How many times do I click? It enlightened me to be more patient when the same student asks the same question over and over and over. The statement “I’m too old to learn” is hogwash!! Help is out there! I can attest, I love working with my senior citizen students more than any other demographic.
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via Too old for technology… NOT!.
Came across this excellent article by Jonathan Long.
As entrepreneurs, we’ve all experienced it at some point — that moment in the day where you are sitting at your desk and have lost all focus. You grab your phone and check out social media, reply to some text messages and surf your favorite websites. You have a mile long list of tasks to get done but you can’t seem to focus on them.
Here are 13 hacks to help increase your productivity:
1. Exercise first thing in the morning.
2. Tackle your least desirable tasks first.
3. Empower your employees.
4. Quit social media.
5. Immediately knock out simple tasks as they come in.
6. Get out of your office.
7. Use technology and make tasks simple.
8. Fuel the machine.
9. Disconnect from technology during crunch time.
10. Unclog your email.
11. Keep one day off limits each week.
12. Work Sunday evening.
13. Automate and systemize everything.
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