As we know, Doctors have a few gaps in how they engage with their patients.
The biggest issue currently is that providers only see patients once every few months. This leaves huge gaps in their patients care plans. The doctor is left to trust the accuracy and efficacy of the patients memory and perception to compile an accurate picture of their lifestyle that the Doctor can use to work with.
Without the proper and accurate data to fill in the details of these questionable times that the doctor is not present, The Dr is ultimately left to include a lot of guess work in applicable treatment plans.
QZ.com recently posted a great article on how important fitness and health tracking is and what impact it can have to doctors and how those improvements can have huge impacts on the care plans, effectiveness, and impact of treatment.
As devices evolve, and new kinds of sensors are built in, they can do what some targeted, wearable medical devices, such as blood glucose meters and cardiac monitors, can already do: Things like checking your breathing rate, stress level, and different types of brain activity will fill in all the blanks when it comes to patient care.
By collecting, sharing, and using the data that is already generated, we are building a highway that leads to healthier patients with less doctor downtime.
In the comments below, tell us what you are doing to integrate technology to become healthier.
Chosen from more than 100 Arizona-based startups, Zendoks will be among ten finalists competing for a $50,000 prize in the inaugural Street Pitch during Phoenix Startup Week 2017. Zendoks’ CEO Tom Bishop says, “We’re honored and thrilled. Zendoks is a young digital health startup but we’re excited with our progress and with the interest we’re receiving from the health provider market nationwide.” Tom goes on to point out, “Phoenix Startup Week is always great fun.
We can even walk to the Street Pitch competition now since we just relocated downtown to be part of The Armory, an incubator for veteran-led startups. As a U.S. Army veteran, software developer, and technology startup founder, I couldn’t imagine a better place to grow Zendoks than downtown Phoenix. We’re looking forward to putting our best foot forward at Street Pitch and toward contributing to the success of our local ecosystem.”
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Eating healthy is one of the most crucial components of overall well being. This said, there are numerous challenges towards eating healthy on a regular basis. Having to maintain a budget is certainly a major factor.
An effective diet will drastically effect your mental, physical, and spiritual well being, by eating healthy you will have positive impacts on all these things.
Your personal health and the health of your family is something that should always take priority. Eating healthy can drastically change your life, why would anyone ever try to go cheap?
Eating right doesn't mean that you need to sacrifice material things to save money. It does mean that you need to be aware of what your intake looks like and pay attention to your body when it is needing additional healthy foods.
Most of us don't have the resources to buy all organic, grass fed, vegan gluten free, fancy health foods. It reality, this isn't necessary. Again, the importance is focused on being aware of your food, this includes how your food actually works.
There are certain items like tomatoes, berries, and peppers that have softer, more porous skin that makes it easier for pesticides to be absorbed into the produce. Things like melons, avocados, and bananas have a harder skin or rind. Because of the differences in the skin of some produce, spending a few extra dollars on organic for these types of fruits and vegetables is well worth the extra cost.
We recently came across an article from Thrive Market that has some great insights as to how to eat healthy on a budget.
To make it easy, we got straight to the point here for you.
How to Eat Healthy on a Budget
1. Plan your meals ahead of time and make sure you have all the ingredients, make a list. This is crucial to staying on track.
2. Shop smart. Don't shop hungry and stick to the perimeter of the store not the aisles. Grocery stores usually house all the less healthy options in the isles.
3. Eat out less. Make eating out a special treat not a regular occurrence. This way you can control where the food comes from and how it is prepared.
4. Find ways to utilize leftovers. Save leftovers for the next day's lunch, this not only saves on prep time, but also takes some of the brain power out of the mundane and lets you focus on more important things.
5. Learn to master different cuts of meat. Not only can you save a ton by opening up to more affordable options, such as canned and frozen beef and pork, but is often the same quality that you find at butcher.
6. Shop for in-season produce. By buying in bulk and freezing produce for later use, it's cheaper in season. This is also applicable to beef and pork. If you have space, look into buying beef in bulk and freezing it.
7. Watch for sales. Again, this is part of being aware of your food. Just by getting to know the stores around you and learning when things go on sale you can shop the best prices year round.
8. Become a regular at your local farmer's market, or look into getting a CSA farm box. For those of you that happen to live in a food desert, look into subscription boxes from any one of over a dozen options. Subscription boxes from the likes of Blue Apron, Freshly, and Graze are all good options.