The obsession with health seems to be hitting new highs [or lows].
I came across an article last night which would give orgasms to those fanatically concerned with their health.
These people are having a laugh? Right? Please tell me that's so?
What kind of narcissistic neurotic wants to wear a shirt that monitors their vital signs all the time? What kind of fucking twat need a bed to tell them how they slept during the night? What moron needs a device that is "able to detect your emotions in real time"?
Do these people not know how they slept or how they feel? Why the fuck would I need a watch [or whatever it is] that tells me I'm in a bad mood, and even worse gives suggestions for getting out of that mood? Are people really so fucking thick that they have to rely on technology to nag them about their health and fitness all the time?
The whole concept of having a mirror to check your shape [and nag you accordingly] or shoes to nag you if you're walking at the wrong pace is quite frankly in itself sick.
We have a blood pressure monitor in the house. We rarely use it. It is, as far as I am aware the only piece of medical monitoring in the house. I found a thermometer at the back of a drawer the other day that we have probably had since our kid was a kid. It probably doesn't work any more. I left it in the drawer. There is a weighing scales in the bathroom but someone kicked it behind the toilet, and there it stays.
I know very well how I sleep. If I have a bad night, I will more than likely make up for it the next night. If I'm in a bad mood I know it and don't need any lump of electronics to tell me. I'll go out and lob a brick at someone and I'll feel better. A nice low-tech solution? If my heart does anything weird, doubtless I'll be aware of it at the same time as my shirt, and it's very unlikely that my shirt can do anything about it.
There are people who would potentially benefit from these gimmicks such as those who already have a dodgy ticker but they thankfully are a very small minority.
The rest are just obsessed with their "healthy lifestyle" as if it is the be all and end all of life. They don't smoke or drink. They shovel their vitamins and supplements down their neck. They carefully count their calories and follow all the latest food fads. They spend their time jogging or cycling. Every single action is prefixed by "is it healthy?".
And in the end, they die just like the rest of us.
They should just wake up and smell the fucking roses.