Youth and Technology
People of a certain generation like to scoff when young people say they have a hard time of it, but the truth is that there are more pressures than ever before on the youth of America. Young adults everywhere have to cope with the rising cost of living, with potential bullying, and with completing their studies on time, whether they’re in high school or college – that is, if their circumstances in life allow them to attend college at all.
To introduce a little bit of sanity into the life of the average young adult, technology companies everywhere are boasting that their product will make you more productive, or otherwise better equipped to face every day with optimism and energy. Here’s a look at just a few technologies that can help the young adult to navigate their way toward adulthood.
Wearable Fitness Technology
It’s no secret that it’s tough to include a fitness regimen into an already overburdened schedule, and nowhere is this truer than in the crowded life of a young adult. Young people everywhere are finding it more and more difficult to stay active, with many of them blaming the ubiquity of technology, citing its distracting qualities. Most young adults now walk less than five minutes per day.
It seems a little backwards to look to technology to help improve a situation that technology helped create, but that may be exactly what’s needed here. Companies such as Fitbit and Nike have been perfecting wearable fitness technology for a while now, and the trend has now reached the point where it’s not at all inconceivable that this type of device could become an important part of daily life for young adults.
The typical wearable fitness companion is an unobtrusive wristband that counts steps, tracks the distance you walk, and even monitors how well you sleep at night. It lets you make the most of even short exercise sessions and allows you to easily set goals for yourself.