Healthy Uses For Your Home Tech

Healthy Uses For Your Home Tech

Range Govindan
Oct 19, 2010

While there are some drawbacks with having a lot of tech in your home, there are also some benefits. The Internet and computers have made things that were hard in the past very easy. Take a look at our list of healthy things that you can do with technology.

1. Working Out
Whether you use a dedicated GPS watch like a Garmin Forerunner, or an iPhone+Nike combination, if you want to work out, there's nothing more motivating that seeing the stats of your workouts. There are a bunch of apps available, like Cyclemeter, that will allow you to track your workouts.

2. Googling Stuff
From verifying sources to checking out encyclopedia entries, Google is the portal to the Internet. It's especially handy in the kitchen, when you need to find a recipe, or when your children need to look something up for their homework.

3. Social Video Gaming
While video game consoles were initially designed for children, that's no longer the case. We see adults enjoying video games, from the Xbox 360 to Nintendo's Wii. Instead of sitting there video gaming by yourself, make it a social affair and invite some friends over to share the fun. We all used to do that when we were younger.

4. Reading
Sure, reading on the computer isn't that fun, but if you've got an iPad, Kindle, or other ebook reader, then you can read without being distracted by your online life. The Kindle has also gotten pretty cheap, and it's making more and more sense for people who just want to read books.

5. Watching Stuff Together
When we were younger, the whole family used to sit together and watch TV and movies. Nowadays, everyone's got a computer or TV in their own room and prefers to stay there instead of doing it together. You can make a weekly movie night, where everyone gets to pick a movie or show and just watch it together. It's a lot more fun that always watching stuff alone.

[images via Joelle, Game Guru, PVLD, National Geographic]

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