Improve your health with modern technology.
Most entrepreneurs find it difficult to manage their health. With the very limited time they have for themselves, they are lucky enough to get enough sleep and relaxation, and do the things they love.? Thankfully, modern technology has come up with some very promising products that can help you improve your health and increase your productivity at the same time. Here are some of them.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 3 million people die each year as a result of limited physical activity. In fact, sedentary people were shown to be more at risk for obesity, cardiovascular disease, stroke, certain cancers, and a number of other life threatening conditions.
In an attempt to counter this problem, Nike Inc. developed the Nike+ FuelBand, an activity tracker used with an Apple iPhone, iPad or Android device. The device allows its wearers to set the users’ fitness goals and monitor their progress, and leverages the power of gamification to encourage its users to reach their fitness goals.
Studies show that lack of sleep can affect your cognitive processes, increase your risk of encountering accidents, and may even lead to serious health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and heart attack. It can also lead to depression and excessive weight gain. Realizing the serious consequences of sleep deprivation, the SleepBot was born.
SleepBot is a free Android app that tracks sleeping patterns and identify risks through web-based and mobile applications. By activating the app, the user’s phone is automatically silenced and the Wi-Fi is automatically shut off. By using the app, your sleep data is stored in the MySleepBot website so you can easily analyze your sleep trends.
Business owners often get too engrossed in their projects and forget to take a break. While this practice can get the job done, it can also create some serious problems along the way. When you work without taking breaks, you may not be able to sustain your energy and concentration and become less productive. You may also increase your risk of repetitive strain injuries, stress-related diseases, diabetes and heart disease. Thankfully, there is a free Chrome and Firefox browser plugin that you can use to help you remember when you need to take a break.
The EVO browser plugin works in two modes ? the 20-20-20 mode and the 60-5 mode. In the 20-20-20 mode, the plugin will cause the computer screen to go black every 20 minutes, and encourage you to look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds. In the 60-5 mode, users will be directed to take a five minute break every 60 minutes of work. With EVO’s help, you can protect your eyes while computing and make sure that you get your much needed break.