There are lots of ways in which technology has improved our lives immensely. Advances in medical equipment go uncelebrated sometimes because you only need them when you’re ill, and by that time, you may not feel like philosophising about how human civilisation has managed to reach a point where so many new techniques and surgeries are now possible. However, more quotidian pieces of tech have improved our lives too.
Where you once had to have all sorts of objects to get by, you now just need your smartphone. It can function as a torch in the dark, as a road map to just about anywhere in the world, as a means of keeping you entertained while you’re waiting for something or as an educational tool if you have apps to teach you a language or an ebook. It can also help set you up on a date, get you a ride home if it doesn’t work out, and you can find a movie to watch when you’re back in your apartment, home alone. However, technology has also made our lives so much busier than they used to be.
When you can check your emails wherever you are, it is easy to get sucked back into work (even though it is not good for you). It may be though that we just feel more busy because of the connected nature of the modern world. When you are overwhelmed, you can struggle to find time for lots of important things like spending time with friends or working out. If you want to fit more exercise into your schedule, here are a few ways of doing it:
One of the things that makes exercising time-consuming is that you may go to the gym for instance, but you have to travel there and back, which is time saved if you work out at home instead. Installing your own home gym may sound like something you can only do if you are immensely wealthy but the reality is that all you need is a spare room and whatever equipment you want. For instance, you could get the best stationary bike stand without spending a fortune. It is a device which is easy to use that also doesn’t take up too much space. Other options include free weights (which aren’t that expensive either) and a treadmill (which costs a little more but is worth it).
Another way of exercising while saving time is choosing work outs which have a double purpose. For instance, you could commute to work on your bicycle. This is good because that time would otherwise just be spent sitting (or more likely standing) on a train or a bus. It has lots of other obvious benefits too though. Research has shown that people who commute to work on their bike have a reduced risk of both cancer and heart disease.
If you are completely snowed under by work, and you cannot find a moment to leave your desk, you can always just do exercises right there in the office. They may not seem exciting but they can keep you healthy, and they’re a good way of staving off boredom too.