How to Stay Healthy in the Age of Technology?

Written by Dr. Ahmed Zayed
How to Stay Healthy

In the modern world most jobs require people to sit around and work on computers. We sit in our cars to get to work. For the most part sit while we are at work. Sit on the way home from work. This is a lot of sitting throughout the day. To add to our lifestyle we are always in a hurry so food on the go is what many people turn to. This all adds up to an unhealthy lifestyles. This also leads to the question “how am I supposed to eat right and exercise, there are not enough hours in the day.”

The more advanced technology becomes the more we become reliant on it. This in turn leads to a society that relies less and less on their bodies and more and more on their minds. This means that we need to find a way to incorporate eating healthy and exercising into our lives. This might be easier than you think. A few simple changes will help you to be able to eat right and stay fit.

Eating Healthy on the Go

There are a number of excuses that we use when we grab a burger on the go. Did you know that a healthy lunch can be made at home that does not cost a lot? There are also a number of quick breakfast ideas that you can use to grab and go in the morning.

Breakfast

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Many times in this world we either skip breakfast, have coffee, or grab a breakfast sandwich on the way. There are studies out there that show that people that have managed to lose weight and keep it off start their day with breakfast. This is possible because when you eat breakfast you are jump starting your metabolism which in turns allows your body to start burning calories.

Now you do not need to eat eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, and cereal every morning. You simply need to have something to put into your system. There are a number of light breakfast out there that you can eat on the go. All you have to do is prepare them on your day off or at night and microwave it in the morning while you are waiting for coffee to brew or while you are double checking that you have everything that you need for the day. Here are a couple ideas for breakfast on the go:

Breakfast
  • Breakfast bar
  • Breakfast sandwich (egg white, low-fat cheese, and English muffin)
  • Instant oatmeal in a cup
  • Yogurt and granola

Generally when you are headed to work you do not want a heavy meal anyways. These are quick and easy. The yogurt and granola is great for those that do not like eating breakfast in the morning or get nauseous when they eat breakfast. The yogurt will coat your stomach and the granola will help give you energy.

Lunch

It can be hard if you have working lunches to eat healthy. You might also find it easier to order something rather than bring something to work. Just like breakfast you should be able to prepare your lunch on your day off or the night before. There are a number of healthy lunches that you can make and take to ensure that you are eating healthy even when you are at work. Here are just a couple suggestions that you can use to prepare healthy meals for lunch:

Lunch
  • Chicken salad (in a pita, wrap, or with crackers)
  • Salad in a cup (place dressing on the bottom)
  • Sandwich wraps
  • Tuna salad (in a pita or with crackers)

Bringing your own lunch to work will help you from overeating or eating something unhealthy because it was quick. Eating healthy has to be a choice that you make. You have to decide that you want to change the way that you eat. This will only work if you make it work. You simply need to determine if you want to continue with the way things are or if you are ready for a change. No one will be able to make this decision for you.

Exercising in a Busy World

Technology can be your down fall or your savior depending on how you use it. Making a lot of money is not going to do you any good if you are not able to enjoy it because you are out of shape. There are exercises that you can do while you are in your car, at your desk, or watching television. In addition to doing exercises when you normally would not there are a couple of changes that you can make to ensure that you are exercising more and staying healthy. Here are a few exercises that you can do while sitting at your desk:

  • Abs: To help with your abs you will squeeze in your stomach hold it for three seconds and release. You will want to do about a 100 of these a day.
  • Work those legs: Stretch your legs point your toes toward the floor and write the alphabet with your toes. You will repeat this with your heal for each leg. You should try doing each of these two to three times for each leg.
  • Work your caboose: Clench your buttocks together hold for three seconds and release. Do about 100 of these a day and you will see results in no time.

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There are many more exercises that you can do while you are sitting at your desk or in your car. Once again this relies on how much you actually want it. The more that you exercise the better you are going to feel health wise and emotionally. We have all had those days where it just seems like we are dragging the weight of the world around with us. When you start to see the improvements to your body and your endorphins start kicking in you will find that you have fewer days like that.

Eating Healthy and Exercising with Technology

Exercising With Technology

You can use technology to aid in eating healthy and exercising. There are a number of different apps out there that you can have right on your phone to help you. Here are just a few things that your phone can help you with.

  • Calorie Counting
  • Distance counter
  • Food Log
  • Step counter

There are so many apps out there that you can get for your phone. There are also a number of devices that you get that will help you with eating healthy and exercising. There are items out there that will show you how far you have walked or ran, measures your heart rate, and tells you how many calories you have burned. You need to determine how much or how little you are willing to put in to eating healthy and exercising. You cannot expect to get results by only doing the healthy thing once in a while.

Tips for Exercises on the Go

There are little things that you can change that will go a long way to help you stay healthy. While they might seem silly ever little bit helps. These small changes will allow you to not completely change your life but still allow you to get some results.

  • Parking further from work
  • Parking further from the grocery store
  • Use the stairs instead of elevator at work
  • Use a pedometer and walk 5 more steps every day for a month
  • Switch out one latte, soft drink, etc. for water
  • Start each day with a glass of water

The basic point here is little changes here and there can make a big difference in your life. If you are trying to lose weight you need to keep in mind that you did not gain all that weight in one day you will not be able to lose it all in one day. You have to understand that it is a process and you might lose more one week than you do another.

Conclusion

Making sure that you stay focused will help you be able to meet whatever goals that you have set for yourself. You will want to make sure that you have one main realistic goal and four to five minor goals that will help you reach your main goal. This will help you to stay on track and let you see the improvements that you have made in your life. Generally we find that those that are able to measure their success are more likely to stick to the changes that they have made. This makes sense if you do not feel that you are getting anything from the effort you are putting forth, why would you continue? You also need to keep in mind that what you put into eating healthy and exercising will directly determine what you will get out of it.

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Contributor : Dr. Ahmed Zayed ()

This Article Has Been Published on May 5, 2017 and Last Modified on December 24, 2018

Dr. Ahmed Zayed Helmy holds a baccalaureate of Medicine and Surgery. He has completed his degree in 2011 at the University of Alexandria, Egypt. Dr. Ahmed believes in providing knowledgeable information to readers. Other than his passion for writing, currently he is working as a Plastic surgeon and is doing his masters at Ain Shams University. You can connect with him on Linkedin.

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