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Technology and its uses

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!
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    Love my kindle!! Those shoes are interesting ;)
    1856 days ago
    Somethings they develop don't appeal to me at all,but others they have imagined in scince fiction and not developped yet I am awaiting anxiously.I really would like a car like on The Jetson's cartoon where I could zoom through space to have tea with my friends oceans away LOL!
    1864 days ago
  • TERESA159
    I love my FitBit because it gives me the information I need to make good decisions all day long. Yay!
    I was hoping you'd talk more about the lunch....lol

    Go Casual Travelers! emoticon
    1867 days ago
    Wow, busy girl. Glad you use all the new technology to your advantage. Way to go, lol.
    1867 days ago
  • DEBBY4576
    You are full of technology. That being said, I love my kindle, but love my fitbit even more. The Nazi thing you are reading sounds good. Not very long ago we watched the newer Anne Frank. I cried.
    1867 days ago
    The talking shoe reminds me of my old friend, the Reading Carrot, who taught my children to read.
    1867 days ago
    LOL thanks for the link. So far I am managing quite well in a fitness program involving a good pair of sneaks, a wall, a floor, and a chair. Can you imagine a day when athletes will wonder how anyone ever trained without talking shoes?
    1867 days ago
    Yay for being so plugged in! Using that tech to help yourself is great!
    1867 days ago
    OMG too funny... talking shoes????

    I am astounded by this week's announcements... a cure for aids....cloning successes....wasp venon with bumpers to attack cancer cells.

    I am so impressed by your routine today. I'm happy to say I planned this week's food, ate a great breakfast, did my crunches and chiropractor exercises and am about to do my walk. At LAST feeling better although the cough is still rumbling in my chest. My goodness I amazed at how much I can accomplish when I feel well though. Off to Kingston to do some chores and meet up with my DD and hope to get my shopping done for this week's groceries with her. Have to remember to take the cooler to keep things cold in the car.

    Well, enjoy your book. Sounds like an.. interesting read? We have to learn from the past if we want to change. One person at a time.

    Justyna emoticon
    1867 days ago
    1867 days ago
    Sometimes technology goes a little too far, interesting ideas. I wonder how many will catch on!
    1867 days ago
    Thanks for sharing. Me too, love the kindle. But I have so many books that I've got in my kindle library , but just does not have time to read nowadays. Maybe I need to limit time on SP a bit and make some time for reading. Have a nice week.
    1868 days ago
    Yeah, I think I draw the line at talking clothing, LOL!

    Can you imagine a raincoat? "It's beginning to rain, dear. Please zip me up and put up the hood. Add a scarf so you don't catch cold."
    1868 days ago
    Technology has its place but I htink it oversteps that at times.....
    We have toooo much
    1868 days ago
    yes the shoes would be too weird. YUK LOL. I think we are all surrounded by too much technology.
    1868 days ago
    Yes, we do live in a blessed era. Thanks so much for sharing such an interesting blog. emoticon Chelsea
    1868 days ago
  • RAFF73
    Sounds like you have a great way of using technology to get healthy and fit. But I am like you, I don't think I will be wearing shoes that talk to me. That is a little too werid for me. Hope you keep truckin' on with your weight loss and fitness journey!

    1868 days ago
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