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31Jan 2023

Innovations in the Health and Wellness Industry

Technology has been rapidly advancing, and the healthcare industry is no exception. With new innovations being used to improve patient care, enhance medical treatments, and make health care more accessible, this industry has seen a lot of progress over the past few years. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the most popular innovations in the health and wellness industry and how they are revolutionizing patient care.

The health and wellness industry is always looking for new ways to improve the lives of people around the world. It requires a unique blend of creativity and tenacity, as every day brings a new set of challenges to tackle in pursuit of healthier lifestyles. From groundbreaking developments such as virtual home gyms to innovative supplements that support healthy diets, this ever-evolving industry continues to surprise us with its cutting-edge advances. Consumers now have more options than ever before to get the overall health benefits they need without having to make drastic lifestyle changes. With such incredible advancements being made each day, it is clear that the future of health and wellness looks bright indeed.

Nutritional Supplements

One of these examples that’s changing the way health an wellness looks for consumers is new technology in nutritional supplements, like these. Nutritional supplements are products that contain one or more dietary ingredients that are intended to supplement an individual’s diet. These products can come in many forms such as pills, powders, drinks, and even food bars. Despite their widespread use, there is still much debate around their effectiveness at providing any real benefits to individuals using them. However, with studies showing that certain supplements can be beneficial for certain conditions or illnesses, nutritional supplements have become a popular choice for many people looking to maintain their health or improve it.

Virtual Home Gyms

Virtual home gyms are becoming increasingly popular, as they allow individuals to work out from the comfort of their own homes. With a variety of different pieces of equipment available, such as Concept2 rowers, shoppers can find the perfect fit for their space and individual needs. Concept2 rowers offer a full-body workout that strengthens and tones muscles while also providing an excellent cardiovascular workout. Not only is this an effective workout, but it’s also a low-impact exercise that helps protect joints and muscles. The combination of improved physical health and the convenience of working out at home makes virtual home gyms an appealing option for many people.

Genetic Testing

Genetic testing is a type of medical test that identifies changes in chromosomes or genes associated with diseases. This type of testing can be used to assess risks for inherited diseases or disorders as well as monitor health conditions over time. Genetic testing is becoming increasingly popular due to its ability to provide valuable insight into someone’s personal genetic makeup which can then help determine treatment options or lifestyle choices that can improve their overall health outcomes.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The healthcare industry is rapidly advancing to stay in line with the current technological trends, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning have been making a major impact. With the help of AI & Machine Learning, medical errors are becoming fewer and far between as well as patient outcomes are being improved. The utilization of these technologies in relation to diagnostics, understanding data patterns, tracking medical history, and even role operations such as scheduling appointments has had an immense effect on the clinical field. It enables physicians to provide well-timed treatments for conditions or diseases which ultimately leads to quicker and easier recovery for patients. Overall, the incorporation of AI & Machine Learning into the healthcare industry can be considered a game-changer in terms of how data is collected and analyzed while improving patient outcomes at the same time.

Wearable Technology

Wearable technology refers to any device that you wear on your body for either medical or fitness purposes. This could include fitness trackers like Fitbit, smartwatches like Apple Watch, medical alert devices like Life Alert, and even clothing items with built-in sensors like sports bras with heart rate monitoring capabilities. The advantages of using wearable technology in healthcare settings include improved patient engagement through remote monitoring capabilities as well as better data collection for doctors and patients alike which can then be used to track progress over time more accurately than ever before.

Accelerating the Future

In conclusion, there have been numerous advances in the health and wellness industry over the past few years thanks to various technological advancements ranging from nutritional supplements all the way up to artificial intelligence (AI). Each of these innovations plays an important role in improving patient care while also making it more accessible and cost-effective for patients all around the world. As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace so too will our ability to provide better healthcare services which will ultimately lead us down a path towards better overall outcomes for everyone involved!

26Jan 2021

What apps should musicians have?

There’s a lot more to a musician’s toolkit than simply owning the right instrument. Along with lugging around their instrument, musicians usually have a metronome, a tuner, cleaning supplies, sometimes a stand, and usually music. And while today’s digital age will never truly replace the physical instrument (and why would you ever want that to happen anyway), there are a number of digital apps that are making things easier for musicians. Here are just a few of the apps every musician should have.

A Tuning App

Every instrumentalist should have a tuning app loaded onto their smartphone. Although tuning to the rest of the ensemble is important, you can get a great headstart by tuning against an app like Cleartune.

A Metronome App

A musician practicing against a metronome is about as fundamental as a basketball player practicing his dribbling skills. Yet, it’s important. Instead of hauling around a mechanical metronome or one of those digital noisemakers from the 1990s, just download an app like Tempo.

A music theory App

While this may not be as obvious as a must-have as the prior two apps in this list, a music theory app is particularly helpful if you need a reminder on certain theory topics like Latin musical vocab words that you see in your score. The app I recommend is Tenuto.

A recording App

While this isn’t necessarily a “music” app, you should know that the “voice notes” app on your phone is a very helpful tool for practice and rehearsal purposes. It’s a great way for you to record yourself and then listen to your recording. You”ll be surprised what mistakes you pick up when listening to the recording that you didn’t catch when playing your instrument.


While musicians continue their great work of entertaining and inspiring the world, hopefully, these digital apps will prove helpful. Of course, you do have a handful of purists that are almost like digital refugees who completely abhor the idea of using digital technology to contaminate the authentic music-making experience. And that’s okay. Whatever works for you works for you, and whatever works for them works for them.







27May 2020

The Digital Refugee

I once attended a digital marketing conference in Orlando where the keynote speaker talked about “generations.” His message touched upon such things as (1) defining a generation’s starting point, (2) how to work well in a team comprised of multiple generations, and (3) how different generations view the use of digital technology.

He introduced a term that I had never heard before: Digital Native. A digital native is somebody who was born into a digital world (today’s world). Whereas, someone who was born, say, in 1974, in an analog world and saw the advent of digital consumer devices like home computers, cell phones, digital cameras, and now smart phones, would be called a Digital Migrant.

Makes sense, right?

So, what about those folks who would like to return to a world of NO DIGITAL devices? A simpler time with simpler technology. Imagine not being tethered by your smartphone 24/7! Remember the days of the rotary dial? For those people longing for a sans-digital world, what would they be called if they returned to such a lifestyle? I contend, they would be called Digital Refugees. I’m sure the term was coined by someone before me, but I like to think that it is my creation 🙂

While returning to a non-digital world seems like a romantic dream, it would, no doubt, present a host of unintended consequences. For example, in an instant, you would need to go out and purchase the following items that normally are wrapped into the smartphone: a music player, camera, video camera, navigation solution (e.g. maps), a watch, an alarm clock, a TV, and a telephone! When you start making a list of everything included in a smartphone you start to realize it’s a veritable Swiss Army knife!

I recently read a wellness blog called that inspired me to try and simplify my life. I need more balance. I need more peace. I need more happiness. Perhaps becoming a digital refugee is my answer.

1May 2020

The best weather apps

Yesterday, I was reading the news online and saw a weather alert with tornado warnings.  The alert provided a link to another website that supposedly had a radar system to track the weather, but the site wasn’t working.  I then decided to download a weather app on my smartphone so I could track the radar there.  When looking at weather apps, there were a handful to choose from.  They all basically do the same thing, which is, of course, communicating weather conditions.  And they almost always integrate radar technology into the process. 

There are a few apps that are absolutely necessary as tier 1 apps for a phone, and a good weather app is one of them. 

Here is a review of the most popular weather apps

The Weather Channel

Download coast: Free

If free is the name of your game and you’re happy with the basic, utilitarian features of a simple weather app, then The Weather Channel’s free, ad-supported app is for you.  It is supported on Apple and Android devices and does a pretty good job keep users updated through its Doppler radar data. 

Radar Scope

Download cost: $9.99

The name says it all for this one.  Radarscope is all about radar technology.  The entire user experience is focused on the incredibly-detailed radar interface made available in this app.  The radar is optimized for users in North America, so if you’re looking for radar in Europe, maybe you should steer clear of this one.  Otherwise, this tricked-out radar app is a not-to-be-missed addition to your weather toolkit.


Download cost: Free

Another basic, yet robust-enough, weather app serving up daily and multi-day weather forecasts.  It also provides a “MinuteCast” feature which gives localized forecasts for the next two hours.

Dark Sky

Download cost: $3.99

Out of all the apps on this list, Dark Sky is my favorite. And it seems I’m in good company because Apple was impressed enough with Dark Sky to purchase it . . . which presents bad news for Android users because it will no longer be available on Google Play beginning this July. 

Carrot Weather

Download cost: $24.99 annually

Apparently, some people want entertainment and humor served up with their weather forecast.  If this describes you, then you should probably check out Carrot Weather.  The app pulls weather info from Dark Sky and then injects it with sarcastic humor to (according to another reviewer) “cushion even the gloomiest outlook.”

For a weather app, though, it is quite expensive with a $24.99 per year cost.

Mixing old technology with new technology

Humans have had a necessary interest in weather patterns from the dawn of time.  Today we can track weather events with phones.  In days gone by, our ancestors tracked weather by daily observations and measurements using thermometers, weather vanes, precipitation gauges, and barometers.  Like many in his day, Thomas Jefferson recorded weather readings in a weather notebook.  I still think it is a great exercise to keep track of weather readings in a notebook, using the assistance of a smartphone as the tool for taking those measurements.  I use a flexible leather journal book available from retailers like Melaleuca, Barnes and Noble, and Staples.  The Melaleuca reviews for my journal book were solid enough that I went with them.  However, a journal is a journal.  Pages are pages.  Just buy one and enjoy the process of merging old technology (a journal book) with new technology (a weather app).