The 21st century is not lacking in innovations. From business digitalization to the invention of robots that can write poetry, the technological advancements the world is seeing are more than surprising. But one of the most important and timely ways the 21st century has adapted can be seen through how taking care of your health has been made easier.
These five ways the world has adapted to more efficient and effective ways of keeping everyone healthy will make you feel grateful that you’re living in this era.
Exercise has become aesthetically pleasing.
With the current trends in social media, more and more people are becoming enthused with working out mainly because of aesthetics.
Yes, working out should be about staying healthy. But having extrinsic factors that can fuel people into becoming physically fit is also beneficial. With women’s powerlifting clothing and leggings that can accentuate a body’s features, the traditional notion of visually unpleasing working out sessions is now long gone. With various viral trends like getting a hundred push-ups a day for charity circling social media platforms, raising awareness of the importance of physical fitness has become easier.
You can now work out within the comforts of your home.
The days of going to the gym to get in shape are almost over. The recent pandemic has forced people to stay inside their houses. And because of that, the rise of home workout routine developments has reigned.
More people are now opting to subscribe to digital workout sessions and online personal trainers instead of paying expensive monthly gym memberships. There are also many full-body home gym equipment and machines that you can get at cheaper prices. Bowflex, for example, is a cable pulley system that can tone your abs, arms, back, chest, legs, and shoulders. It is geared for strength training for the upper body and allows you to perform supplementary exercises for your legs.
Wearable technology has been developed to give you real-time access to your personal health information.
It’s now possible to check your vitals through a watch! A watch! You can use smart shoes, watches, clothes, and even socks. You can connect them to your mobile phone and computer and check your well-being. They monitor your heart rate, oxygen level, muscle strain, breathing, and even your lack of sleep.
Truly the pinnacle of fashion and technology, you can now track your calories burned and steps taken through a tap on your watch. You can also store all the data on your computer if you need to check them after a year or two. That way, monitoring your health is easier than ever.
The rise of meatless meat is helping people have healthier diets.
According to a recent study conducted by Statista, more than 79.8 million Americans are already using meat alternatives. And their report also states that 53.8% of Americans are starting to show more interest in cheaper plant-based alternatives to animal meat.
Now, most people would scream that America is about steaks, whiskey, and freedom! And while that is true for most people. America is also about living. And if you want to live longer, you need to eat your greens. Meatless meat generally contains less fat and fewer calories. Even if you don’t make it the centerpiece of your diet, at least having healthier alternatives from time to time will lower the risks of heart diseases.
People are starting to become more aware of the importance of mental health.
This one is possibly one of the biggest changes here. 1 in 5 adults experience various kinds of mental illnesses in the U.S. And the saddest part is more than half of those affected by mental illnesses don’t receive treatment. This is usually because of society’s stigma attached to mental health.
But everything’s changing. With the world dominated by gen z and the millennials, mental health is starting to gain the light it deserves. The 116th congress has introduced bills that are beneficial in battling mental illnesses. The Mental Health Services for Students Act helps in identifying kids and teenagers undergoing mental health issues and intervening when they are proven to be at risk. The Lower Health Care Costs Act has included mental health care in its movements, ensuring that even low-income families could afford treatment. There’s also Resilience Investment, Support, and Expansion (RISE) From Trauma Act that helps address the impacts of trauma for everyone.
The Bottom Line
Rising from the ashes like a phoenix, the world will surely get back on its feet after the pandemic ends. And with all these evident adjustments the world is showcasing, living healthier in the future is certainly a possibility.