Increasing Technology Discourages Physical Activity at All Ages

Technology is an awesome tool. It's done so much for our world and it has so much to offer that we all really should be taking advantage of it. I especially love the applications and gadgets they have to track runs, walks, and the like. But then, I'm a sports and fitness nut so I would. I could go on all day about the cool things that technology can do. Every day it seems like my son is teaching me something new.

Of course, then you have the problem of sedentary lifestyles. It's a big deal right now in schools for kids who are gaining weight and getting lazy courtesy of video games, TV, and computers. There are a lot of healthy initiatives and programs that are being put into place to help these kids get back on track and get back out there. That's a great relief for future generations, but what is anyone doing about people in our age group? Sure, we've worked hard and we deserve to enjoy our lives and all that, but there's definitely something to be said for staying active.

I've talked to a lot of my friends and they'd just as soon stay home and play games, talk to family and friends, or read the latest news on the computer. It's a good time, and it's convenient because you have the whole world at your fingertips. The problem, though, is that you're not getting out there and getting active. You don't have to be a hardcore fitness guy like me. You just have to remember that you're not as young as you once were and a little bit of out and about fitness might do you some good now and then.

There are plenty of people whose health has taken a total nose dive because they have adopted sedentary lifestyles after buying a computer or integrating other technology in their homes. The lack of mobility can have a much worse affect on us than it does on children, and it's something that we really need to talk about because not enough people are.

I've been working in my own neighborhood to try to start a group program so that people at least get out a little bit. It's harder than it seems, though, because so many people are happy just to stay home. With the variety of health concerns here, though, someone has to do something.