I have a teenage son whose interests consist of his XBox 360, cell phone, and/or Facebook. So, how do I get him out of his technology trance and motivated to exercise? I push his competitive buttons.
I challenge him to a race on our bikes to see who can get back home first. I taunt him about the Wii Fit until he takes the Wii remote and tells me, "I can score higher than that, Mom!" I throw the basketball to him and ask him if he's scared that I'll beat him. He can't resist the challenge!
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39 I purchased One-a-Day Teenage Vitamins for Her and One-A-Day Teenage Vitamins for Him for my two teenagers. I can't testify to whether these vitamins have an adequate balance of nutrients, but I will say that I will NOT purchase these again because of the amount of food coloring in them. The boy's vitamin is really saturated with dark blue food coloring, and the girls is hot pink. I am disappointed they chose to add so much dye to what are supposed to be healthy products.
Putting others first leaves little time to think about one's own problems. There is always somebody who needs more. Instead of grazing through the refrigerator and the cabinets for food, spend down time writing a note to a friend, a family member, or a new acquaintance. 220
We are less likely to eat our way to more weight gain. The recipients of the notes feel special. And who doesn't need to feel special in this day of technology that makes communication less personable?
With all the technology today, many of us are losing the importance of personal contact. Face to face contact, lets you see their body language, the look in their eyes, their tone of voice, their touch. Technology replaces people with a phone or a screen; sort of like having a relationship with a device instead of a human being. Appreciate the person on the other side of the line. It works wonders. People want to be more than just a number; they want to be recognized.
Technology has a way of dehumanizing people, and folks start acting as if the other end is just another piece of artificial intelligence. People need to touch base with the other person, it is important to be valued as a human being. "I AM NOT A MACHINE" 334
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