It is not a popular opinion at times, but there are several ways that technology has improved lives. From the convenience of online shopping, keeping in touch with friends and family, to dating and meeting a potential life partner, technology has changed the way we do things. But how else can you use it to make sure you’re living your best life?

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Technology Can Improve Your Health

Yes, there are more kids playing computer games, and adults slumped in front of the TV now, but advancements in technology have offered so much more than that in terms of our health. From monitoring your calories and getting help losing weight with apps such as My Fitness Pal and Lose It, your phone also automatically counts your steps for you. There are apps like Couch 2 5K and others that work with Fitbits and other fitness trackers which can give you a whole load of information about your activity and health that you never had before. There is also the benefit of being able to network with people and discuss diets and fitness, and while tech can cause you stress when you can’t find how to Force Quit on a Mac, it has also opened a gateway to mindfulness apps, meditation and other ways to help with stress anxiety and mental health. 

Technology Can Save You Money

It is expensive to buy, but overall technology enables you to save a lot of money. Smart Home Electronics, for example, means that your home is more environmentally friendly, and your utility bills are less. There are also several apps which can help you to save money and budget. Then there’s the shopping, which has become a lot easier and meant that we don’t have to go out to the shops anymore, but online shopping has also meant that you can access more discounts, voucher codes and subscriptions online. 

Technology Can Protect You

Technology has meant that you can keep track of where your kids by tracking their phones, you can get security technology for your home and can check your home while you’re away on holiday and even get a notification when your doorbell rings. Just the fact of having to put your fingerprint on your phone means that it’s far more difficult for thieves to get hold of your information. 

Technology Can Improve Relationships

As long as you’re not unsociable and on your phone all the time while out with friends, technology can be brilliant for relationships with family and friends. You can keep in touch with people all over the world; online dating has also made life easier for people to meet potential partners, go dating and even meet friends who are into the same hobbies as they are. Video calls are great for being able to see people, but emails are fantastic too for sending information instantly. Sharing photos with people, arranging nights out and finding people from your past are also examples of how technology can and has improved relationships. 

Vicky Charles

Vicky is a single mother, writer and card reader.


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