It’s safe to say that decades ago, man lived a somewhat, less-sedentary lifestyle. Even the most inactive forms of entertainment involved some sort of walking or movement; unlike today, whereby the likes of video games, and the advent of social media, has transformed most Americans into living, breathing, couch potatoes.
That being said, is it wise to fight technological advancements to save the health of the populous? Not at all. In fact, it doesn’t even sound feasible. Technology has become part and parcel of our daily lives, so much so that it’s hard to imagine life sans it.
Health or Technology: A Big Dilemma
In fact, there are even documented cases of withdrawal symptoms related to social media addiction.
That’s right; there are literally millions of people as we speak, fighting an addiction that was non-existent a decade ago.
Not to say that technology is evil or anything, but as with all good things, get too much of it, and it becomes poison.
The only other way to cope with the rapid technological evolution that is being experienced today is to embrace it; to fuse healthy lifestyle practices that will inevitably ensure that health and technology grow in tandem with one another.
An Ever-evolving World
About a decade and a half ago, Facebook was just beginning to sprout its wings. Dial it back again by another decade, and cellphones were the hot point of every conversation in the United States.
Boy, has the country come a long way.
Today, even six year olds are carrying high-end smartphones around as they ‘text’ their best friends, and keep communication with their parents.
Gadgets such as laptops and tablets have become the focal point of every business. In fact, investors from different parts of the world can now have a meeting in real-time.
Sadly, human beings have made such impressive technological innovations at the expense of health. Now more than ever, man has become sedentary; not to mention the side-effects gotten from spending too much time around these radiation emitting gadgets.
The Power of Healthy Eating and Exercise
As organisms, human beings are built for movement and activity. Unfortunately, the more time spent in front of computers and laptops, the faster the biological clock ticks.
Furthermore, technology has enabled man to produce processed food, which greatly lacks some of the essential nutrients that were abundantly blessed in the natural food that was grown a few decades ago.
So, how can humans be so in love with technology yet it is inadvertently killing them?
Answer: by shifting their lifestyle. Now more than ever, a healthier lifestyle is paramount.
It is essential that people take a responsibility and minimize unhealthy foods at every juncture.
Moreover, exercise should be an internal commitment.
One doesn’t have to think of a complex exercise routine to get good cardio. Even a couple of squats, Lower chest exercises, and a daily jog are enough to get one in tip top shape!
Conclusively, incorporating a healthy diet as well as routine exercise is the key for human beings to enjoy the life changing innovations that technology is always bringing.