Using technology to stay on track

The technology continues to get fancier… just don’t let it being a distraction from changing food intake and increasing activity!

I use heart rate monitors sometimes when exercising.  I record my exercise on my Google calendar.  I no longer keep food diaries, but did for the 1st 6 months of my weight loss journey.

Reports the NY Times:

STICKING to exercise and weight-loss goals can be tough. But new computer-based products can help you along the road to fitness, offering steady electronic encouragement and suggestions….

Technology may soon offer another tool for those struggling to stay trim and healthy: small robots that give diet advice… designed by Cory D. Kidd, then a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and now a Ph.D. and the founder and C.E.O. of Intuitive Automata, a company that creates robots for use in health care.

The robot, which has a woman’s voice and is about 15 inches high, makes eye contact with dieters by way of its built-in camera….  Typically, people enjoyed working with the robot and did not want to give it back, she said…. “One person named it; another put a hat on it,” she said. “They treated her like a buddy.”

NYT: Watches from Suunto of Finland gather heart-rate data and offer morale-boosting messages.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

Comments are closed