Today, technology has integrated into all parts of human lives. Although the manifestation of technology is overwhelming at times, it is extremely important in the day-to-day routine life. Technology is not only taking the forefront in various other departments but equally contributing to robust the health care structure.
Here are the following ways of how technology is boon for improving human health and well-being:
INCREASE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING AWARENESS
Improved connectivity and access to information have significantly expanded health and well-being awareness. For example, a person can easily know how many calories are there in the pizza before he eats it, or exactly which exercise will help in reducing weight. This helps in taking the preventive step to nip the problem in the bud itself and to avoid poor choice which would otherwise deter the health.
BOOST THE MOTIVATION
It is important, especially for a person who is trying to get healthy both mentally and physically to stay motivated throughout this fitness journey. It becomes even more important in such situations as a person generally faces a lot of mood swings and emotional turmoil these days. In such a case, the person can read the blogs and follow the Instagram accounts of all those people who have gone through the same experience and how they overcome it. Technology has also helped in creating an online community and support system for boosting the mood and motivation level to get optimal health and fitness.
KEEP THE RECORD OF FITNESS AND NUTRITION
Today, there are so many devices and applications in the market for tracking fitness and nutrition. With the advent of wearable technologies, the trend of fitness and well-being has really spiked. For instance, the wearable devices for senior citizens are good for keeping track of their vitals and gear cognitive and physical exercise as per their needs and requirements. In addition to this, these devices also provide reminders related to modifications and connect the user to their relatives during the emergency for medical assistance.
ENHANCES COMMUNICATION PROCESS WITH MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS
Technology has forged the path for real-time communication in digital form. Digital platforms like MyChart have revamped the overall relationship between patients and their doctors and nurses. Today, patients instead of calling the doctors directly, are using these digital platforms for sharing their test and lab reports or to set up an appointment and for keeping records. Based on a person’s medical records and medical history, medical professionals can easily diagnose and yield advice and future course of action.
IMPROVED PREVENTIVE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
Technology has profusely improved the ability to predict and detect medical conditions in advance and to take appropriate medical treatment as soon as possible. For example, technology has made possible the interpretation of algorithms and gene mapping way easier than ever before. The doctor can analyze medical records and reports of the person, and find out whether the person is vulnerable to some disease and prescribes the necessary action to prevent it further.
There is no doubt left that technology has tremendously transformed many industries including the health care industry. It is high time to use the technology prudently to the best of its advantage for tracking health and fitness.