Receiving a chat group sharing of our FiTSA team MOU signing with GEA Institute posted on our social media, triggered me to write this blog on how technology can help individuals promote a “Healthy Lifestyle”.
Everyone carries a Smartphone. As I shared with you on an earlier blog, “Smartphone dominates the world”, there is a lot of content developers creating mobile apps, for a variety of functions and purposes, including health monitoring apps and platforms. If you happen to search around in Smartphone App Store, you will surely find interesting health apps such as running, walking or even sleeping apps. For example, sleeping apps that can help you to track your sleeping habit and also provide you with detailed and actionable information about your sleep. This data can help you make the right decisions and improve your sleeping habit and the quality of your sleep before you call it a night.
We are now in a digital era where Smartphone has dominated the world. The health sector has evolved into a new era of digital health technologies that not only offer consumer friendly features, but also creating and producing greater apps experiences with deeper understanding of our body condition. This had made it easy for all of us to adapt healthy lifestyles or behaviors by empowering us, to manage our own health, bypassing the traditional needs of visiting a healthcare professional.
Through this type of “empowerment and self-regulation”, day to day activities are being tracked by the wearable technology. We can change and cultivate healthier lifestyles by taking more preventive measures. With this, we are now able to significantly reduce the prevalence of diseases such as diabetes type 2 and making less pressure on health service worldwide.
I owned an Apple Watch. The two apps which I use frequently are activities and heartbeat apps. A quick run-down, activities apps keep track of my walking and running activities and synchronize back to my iPhone for analysis. As for heartbeat, I use it for monitoring my heartbeat rate to ensure that I’m normal. These apps act as my reminders, to stay healthy so I can live a long life to look after my family.