Technology Helps us Reach Health-Related Goals

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I’m still having a good time talking to people about their experiences with the health and technology duet, and today I want to focus on goal setting.

So, I have a little one-year-old granddaughter. I can already see her setting little goals for herself. For example, if she sees someone with a computer across the room, she will cruise, toddle, crawl or climb over, under and around whatever is in between her and getting her hands on that computer. She just wants it. She will also spend long periods of time learning how to do other things that interest her, like putting puzzles together, isolating notes on the piano and such. She’s got ideas for things she wants to accomplish. She is also a toddler and very motivated.

I think, as adults, we are the same way, but some goals are harder to attain, or they don’t have a real end point, or they really just aren’t fun, making motivation a problem. Maybe we want to have more cardiac fitness, or get into smaller clothes.

Reaching Health-Related Goals

These may seem like distant or difficult goals, but if we set ourselves a reasonable goal, a target of “X” number of steps to take, or certain desirable food choices, that we can record on a device, we have something tangible we can reach. There is an endpoint. We can do it! We can reach that goal.

And as adults, we know that big goals are made up of lots of smaller goals. By knowing, having real evidence, that we are meeting the daily or weekly goals we set, we can have more genuine hope and possibility of reaching that larger goal a little further down the line.

More to come!

Wishing you all the best,