This article is a super interesting read…
"Improving Health Behaviours in the Digital Era"
The author is a graduate student from the University of Cambridge's School of Clinical Medicine.
The article discuss that, super surprisingly (read: sarcasm), there are in fact other global health concerns beyond COVID-19. He refers to them as NCDs: non-communicable diseases.
"The World Health Organization has reported that 41 million people die annually as a result of heart attacks, stroke, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes, cancers, and mental disorders.” That’s approximately 70% of total yearly deaths. That’s BANANAS! 🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌
The author also indicates that there are major behavioural components correlated with non-communicable diseases: drug use, physical inactivity, excessive alcohol consumption, and unhealthy diets.
That basically sums up the fear and death ☠️👻☠️👻 portion of the article. The rest dives into the giant strides made in health and wellness as well as future opportunities as a result of the digital era we live in.
Worth the read. Because between MyFitnessPal, Nike Training Club, online zoom classes with your local gym, virtual global fitness communities like Peloton, and online customized and personal coaching 🙋🏼♀️, there are ample tools in the digital world that we can choose to use in order to take control of our own health.