Sunday, March 10, 2013
I am about to walk to the gym to my 7th week of osteoporosis classes. Only 3 more to go afterwards. I walk to get in my usual exercise and have a fitbit which keeps track of minutes and exergy expended for me and presents it in a tidy weekly summary.
I also have a kindle which I have developed the habit of using as I walk. No fiddly earphones to deal with and some reading fitted in!. At the moment I'm reading (in audible format) a psychologist's reflections on life in Nazi Germany's concentration camps, "Man's search for meaning" and finding in his observations things that can be applied to daily life in any circumstances.
When I've done my class I'll use my cellphone to call my husband to meet me at the library, where I will have lunch. And I have just managed to email the long over-due newsletter for my reading group, Craic-ing On.
These are just a few of the things that I use technology for to make keeping a healthy body and mind a little bit easier.
Then I read a blog post which added a bit of humour to these thoughts: the advertising world is indeed fantastical:
Even if they were on the market for exercisers I don't think I'd be buying them: being talked to by an item of clothing is beyond the limit of what I could tolerate in technology! Too like a technological version of Frankenstein's monster!