Ten years ago, cannabis was illegal in all forms in all states. And if you wanted to follow a detailed exercise program, you needed to keep charts and graphs of your progress. Now, everything is different. Laws change, and technology advances. You can order cannabis online, for example, and wear a tiny device on your wrist that will remind you when and how to exercise. Those are just two examples of how the 2020’s will be a decade of lifestyle change for just about everyone. Here are more details about how this decade will deliver lifestyle changes you might not have anticipated.
Fitness Tech Goes Mainstream
Wristbands that tell you your vital signs, remind you when to job, display your oxygen uptake at any given moment, and show your weight and calories burned per minute at the click of a button are hot items right now. These little fitness robots can do all sorts of things and with each passing year, their artificial intelligence capacity gets better and better. Some of the more complex products in this line include chest bands that offer even more detailed readouts about heart rate, respiration rate, pulse, fatigue levels, and dozens of other pertinent pieces of medical information.
Those who live in one of the 33 states where medical and/or recreational marijuana is now fully legal can opt to purchase the stuff from a local dispensary. Or, they can save and order it from a marijuana subscription service. That means door-to-door service, no driving to the marijuana dispensary, no parking hassles, and total anonymity. When consumers purchase a marijuana subscription box, they get discounted cannabis and accessories like papers and pipes. If you decide you don’t want to continue with the monthly mailings, you can cancel anytime, easily reschedule your delivery, or make other changes to your account whenever you wish.
At Home Health Tests
Want to know if you’re pregnant? Do you want to find out whether you are at risk for colon cancer but don’t have time to visit the doctor? Or what if you simply want to know your risk for a half-dozen types of cancer but live hundreds of miles from the nearest doctor’s office? You can do it all at home and find out the results via mail or telephone. Other at-home analyses include those DNA tests that everyone is talking about, the ones that tell you your heritage and risk for various kinds of genetic diseases. The home health testing industry is one of the fastest growing segments of the entire medical market, and that’s saying something. Medical products and services are one of the largest pieces of the world economy, primarily because everyone is forced to use the services and products at least a few times in their lives.
Psychology at a Distance
The advent of high-quality video/audio apps was bound to bring this welcome change to the counseling professions. Why drive to a faraway office to speak with your psychologist or psychiatrist when you can use a simple computer app and stay at home? Plus, there are no waiting room delays, parking problems, or traffic to contend with.