Five Ways Technology Can Improve Your Life

Five Ways Technology Can Improve Your Life

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There are often arguments that technology is ruining our lives. However, there are a number of ways it has improved them and even more ways you can embrace it and let it improve your life experience further. From the ease of online shopping to talking to friends and family who have moved to the other side of the world to dating and meeting your partner, technology has changed the way we live and how we do things. But what else can you use it for to make sure you're living your best life?

Technology Can Improve Your Health
While many people will argue with this statement because there are more kids playing computer games and adults slumped in front of the TV than ever before, technology has offered so much more than that in terms of our health. You can monitor your calories and get help losing weight with apps such as My Fitness Pal and Lose It. Your phone will automatically count your steps without you even thinking about it meaning that if you're trying to get your 10,000 quotas, it can be easy to do as you'll know where you're up to and how many more you have to do. There are apps such as Couch 2 5K, which can help you ease into running and train you in how to do it so that you can eventually run a 5K. Other apps work with Fitbits and other fitness trackers and can give you a whole load of information about your activity and health that you never had before. This can be extremely motivational, and as they say, knowledge is power, so once you know what you're doing and where you're at, you can start doing something about it. There is also a tonne of communities online who can help to motivate you, give you tips on what you're doing and help you to improve. You can connect with others, whether it's a professional personal trainer who can help you online and share tips and stories with people doing the same diet as you. Finally, there is also the benefit of Doctor Google who you are advised by professionals against using, but the internet does mean that you can check your symptoms and work out whether it is something you need to go to the doctors about or something you don't need to worry about. The internet increases awareness of illnesses and generally gives people more knowledge. You can find out simple things from information about sleep to what a specific skin pattern means.

Technology Can Save You Money
It might be expensive to buy some of the equipment outright, but overall technology has meant that you can save a lot of money. For example, Smart Home Electronics means that your life is more comfortable, but also your home is greener, and your utility bills will be less. There are also now a number of apps which can help you to save money and budget, effectively manage your finances so you can see what's going where and what you need to spend and how your money is frittering away. Then there's the shopping, while it has made life a lot easier and meant that we don't have to go shopping any more physically, online shopping has meant that you can get things a lot cheaper, there are more discounts available, voucher codes and subscriptions online.

Technology Can Save You Time
As well as saving you money, it can save you a lot of time too. Whether this is in your personal life and is a case of shopping online or perhaps in your business and it's productivity software you've got or need which gets everything in one place, means that your staff can see everything in one place and they can all communicate in the one place.

Technology Can Protect You
Some people think that technology has meant that the world is more dangerous, with online grooming, easy access to strangers and easy access to disturbing content and videos and cybercrime. However, technology has also meant that you can keep track of where your kids are by their phones, keep tabs on who they're talking to and what they're saying. Security technology for the home and businesses and even having to put your fingerprint in your phone have meant that it's far more difficult for thieves to get hold of your information. For example, something like Jumio's Netverify can protect you from complex frauds and smart home technology can mean that you can check your home while you're away on holiday and even get a notification when your doorbell rings.

Technology Can Improve Relationships
As long as you're not being unsociable and sat on your phone while having dinner with your partner, then technology can be brilliant for relationships with family and friends. It has meant that you can keep in touch with people all over the world, online dating has made life easier to meet potential partners, go dating and even meet friends who are into the same hobbies as you are. There's video calls which are great for being able to see people but emails as well for getting a message across instantly. Sharing photos, arranging nights out and finding people from your past are some other examples of how technology can and has improved relationships.