Do you not feel that technology has made our lives miserable? I urge you to take a deeper look. While there is no denying that technological advancements have caused negative side effects to our physical and mental health, with the advances in healthcare sector it has also massively improved our lives for the better.
In this article, we will consider all the ways that technology has positively impacted our health.
Health & Fitness Mobile Apps
Sometimes you need a push in the right direction to change a bad habit. When it comes to your health, you need to track it to manage it.
A decade ago, there weren’t many technologies to accurately measure your health and fitness goals. But now there are plenty of health & fitness apps available in Google Playstore and Apple App store, to track every aspect of your health.
From diet tracking to workout apps, calorie counting to water in-take tracking apps, there are plenty of options online for measuring your fitness needs.
Portable Vital Stats Tracking Devices
It is important to track vital stats such as your blood pressure, heart rate , sugar and cholesterol levels on a regular basis to avoid health complications.
Nowadays, there are several devices in the market that allow you to track these vital stats from the comfort of your own home without visiting the doctor.
Wearable devices such as Fitbit, Garmin have made us more health conscious. When you are in the middle of an intense workout and want to give up, thanks to technology, just a single glance at your smartwatch would motivate you to train harder.
Improved Medicines and Surgical Procedures
Modern surgical procedures such as laparoscopy and nanotechnology have drastically reduced surgery time and patient recovery time.
Using surgical cameras and smaller surgical instruments, surgeons can now perform complex procedures through microscopic openings in your body. Because of these advancements, you also don’t need to worry about carrying huge scars for the rest of your life.
Stronger antibiotics and preventive vaccines also help you to prevent complications and bounce back without post-surgery infections.
Faster and more accurate diagnosis
From identifying kidney stones to monitoring a fetus, through the advancements in healthcare, it is possible to know what is going on within your body. X-rays, scans, and MRIs have become more precise that it allows doctors to identify problems more accurately. Also in the past, you would have to wait for weeks to know the results, now you get answers during the same appointment or within a few days.
So over to you. What are your thoughts? When it comes to health, is technology a boon or a bane? Leave your comment below.