In 2013, let’s make a list of resolutions that will benefit us all this is not about forgoing your love of gaming, or spending less time online it is about using the technology now integral to all our lives in smarter ways.
The rise in obese canadians can be attributed to many things but at the heart of this obesity epidemic is the omnipresence of technology why technology make us fat by pily alvarez on prezi create explore learn & support. Technology has allowed us to produce more food at cheaper prices and has taken away manual labor jobs that forced people to excercise while working so, suddenly, we all get to eat much more while sitting around all day on our (increasingly fat) asses staring at a computer screen. But technology's actually making us fat for another reason altogether kathy sierra wrote a piece last week pinned to a 1999 study by dr baba shiv : in 1999, professor baba shiv (currently at stanford) and his co-author alex fedorikhin did a simple experiment on 165 grad studentsthey asked half to memorize a seven-digit number and the other half to memorize a two-digit number.
Our findings do not support the popular notion that the increase of obesity in the united states can be attributed primarily to sustained increase over time in the average daily caloric intake of americans, ladabaum said it would make sense, too as technology has made our lives easier, it has also led us to become increasingly sedentary. Technology has changed so many of the ways in which we live our lives, from the invention of the wheel to the advanced systems we use and take for granted everyday technology was once taboo in most house holds while people still clung to the idea that life was built on life experiences nicholas carr stated in, is goggle making us stupid.
We have the power to make our future healthier, but it takes action and the only way to stop the tide of obesity is to make the patient part of the cure as you look to your own list of resolutions this year, consider taking that first step to using technology to take control of your health and gaining a better quality of life. Most people know and experience the many inventions that have made us lazy socially, as well as mentally yet, physically inventions have put a toll on our health for instance, microwaves has brought about major health threats. “for every 10 percentage point increase in information communications technology investment as a share of gross capital formation, the obesity rate climbs 14 percentage point on average—or roughly 42 million people in a nation the size of the united states,” chatterjee and devol wrote.
Research has it that people who spend a lot of time on the computer or watching tv are less productive and are eating pre-prepared meals statistics have shown interesting facts: 15% frequent computer users 3 in 10 frequent tv watchers people watch 21 or more hrs of tv 5% of tv and computer are used technology alone does not make an individual fat. But, haven’t a large majority of technology advances created a more sedentary lifestyle for the vast majority of people i have to say, yes, without a doubt it is not uncommon these days for a child to sit in front of a tv screen, computer, or hand held game console for an entire day. As 2013 dawns, let's make a list of resolutions that will benefit us all this is not about forgoing your love of gaming, or spending less time online it is about using the technology now integral to all our lives in smarter ways.
More often than not, we discuss an app or way of using technology to enhance your business or make your life easier how hiding behind technology is making us fat, rude and abusive.