What’s New in the World of Self Care

The new year has only just begun, yet already enthusiasm for those New Year’s resolutions is starting to wane. It’s time to take a closer look at some of the technologies that can help you keep those promises we made to ourselves. More importantly, something new, even if it is just a gym membership, will invigorate our excitement and strengthen our resolve long enough for us to form a few good and lasting habits.

From feeling great to looking great, here are a few items to help you get there:

Looking Good

Like other animals, our skin is subject to wrinkles. Unlike other animals, we can do something about it. Furthermore, it is not mere vanity. Skin is an organ, the biggest in the human body. As such, skin care is health care. Premature, or excessive wrinkling is just one of the things that can keep us from looking our best. Fortunately, it is also something we can address.

Clarafuse dermapads headline the key technologies in a product called Dermaclara. If you are wondering what is Dermaclara Youth Science doing for wrinkles, here it is in their own words:

These surgical grade pads, infused with nutrients, peptides and other anti-aging ingredients, gently adhere to your skin for anywhere from one to 12 hours. During that time, they deliver a proprietary blend of ingredients to lessen the appearance of lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.

No product can roll back the clock. Aging is a one-way process. What this technology provides is the ability to fight the appearance of aging. For any number of reasons, that is a fight worth engaging.

Eating Better

Whatever you do, don’t call it a diet. That is the kiss of death for any plan to improve your eating habits. Instead, call it improving your eating habits. Prevention lists seven ways you can use tech to make that happen. All of the ideas were good. The most beneficial of the suggestions might also be the easiest to implement. Number seven is take a picture of your plate.

They cite Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research as saying, “Keep a daily log of what you eat, and you’ll lose twice as much weight.” A photo log is a simpler and more visceral reminder of what we’ve eaten than text descriptions. We also know a lot about what a healthy plate of food looks like. By taking a picture of what we are about to eat, it will have an immediate effect on our choices. Looking better and eating better are just ends to a means. The means is getting healthier.

Getting Healthier

They call them vital signs for a reason. You can’t live very well or long when they are out of balance. Body temperature, pulse rate, and rate of breathing should be monitored from time to time. There are other factors like blood pressure, blood sugar, and body weight that should probably be monitored even more. They can provide early warning that something is off.

Health monitoring and fitness tracking are the focuses of modern smart watches and fitness bands. It doesn’t really matter which of them is the best. They will all do the job of helping you monitor the metrics that matter to you. And just by the act of monitoring, you will be motivated to do something about it. You can also purchase blood pressure and glucose monitors that send the readings directly to your smartphone for better tracking.

There has never been a more exciting time for self care. It is not about firing the doctor. It is about taking a more active roll in your own health care and disease prevention. Protect your skin by slowing the effects of aging. Eat better. And take the guesswork out of it by quantifying your health. You don’t have to go it alone. A thousand tech companies are standing by with a million products to assist you.

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