Forget your tech gadgets at 'digital detox' camp -
CNN reports news of a “digital detox” camp.
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. Victor Frankl#spirituality— Frederic Brussat (@FredericBrussat) April 30, 2013
Mary Gordon on the joy of notebooks and writing by hand as a creative catalyst j.mp/12QCLKt— Maria Popova (@brainpicker) April 28, 2013
Well said! RT @meneed: “Creativity is not an elective. It’s our future.” (via @adobe at @mica_news) flip.it/aAyu9— Gautam Gulati (@drgautamgulati) April 27, 2013
Philips Respironics SleepMapper App Helps Get The Most from PAP Therapy -
CPAPs get smart! I like that you can get next-morning feedback and troubleshooting tips. Helps to take the mystery out of the machine.
10 Ways To Rescue Handwriting From The Grave trib.al/F4bdYhc— Co.Design (@FastCoDesign) April 26, 2013
Tetris Therapy Against Amblyopia -
Where was Tetris when I was a kid?
Lettrs App Lets You Send Snail Mail From Your iPhone -
Sounds like a crossover between digital and analog communication. Two paragraphs sum up the hold handwriting still has in my life.
According to lettrs, an estimated 40 billion letters are stored in boxes, drawers and basements across the United States. The new mobile app furthers lettrs’ commitment to help people preserve those beloved letters from family and friends, and to highlight the happiness in sending and receiving snail mail.
“Implicit with the phrase ‘I sent you a letter’ is the notion that someone took time to choose more deliberate words, more completed thoughts,” Bartkiewicz says. “And the words of a letter delightfully exist without a ‘reply’ button hanging over them.
The app will be introduced at PostalVision 2020/3.0 and the developer will lead a panel “on the future of written communications.”
Here's why I bought a Fitbit -
This study is reported at Medical News Today with the headline ”Stroke Survivors Benefit From Regular, Brisk Outdoor Walks” and contains the following
Previous studies have already suggested that exercise that doesn’t put undue stresson the body can help stroke survivors increase their quality of life, but these have mainly studied the effect of indoor activities such as walking on a treadmill or using an exercise bike.“Little is known about the effects of community-based walking programs in persons with chronic stroke,” write the authors.
So lead author and physical therapy lecturer Carron Gordon and colleagues decided to carry out a randomized controlled trial to investigate effects of aerobic training, namely walking outdoors, on stroke survivors.
Early results indicate I’m a long way from the 6000-steps-a-week recommendation I saw in another journal, but I can at least make sure I’m active.