I especially loved this snippet describing the perspective of Larry Smarr, the man featured in the article, on how we should treat our bodies.
“In Smarr’s view, it’s absurd that we know the ins and outs of our cars, and invest in maintaining them, in ways that we don’t with our bodies. Imagine if you put water into your gas tank because you didn’t read the manual, he said — that’s what some people are doing with their bodies.”
Totally agree! But policymakers, industry, healthcare professionals and others need to collaborate on making that “manual for how to care for your body” much easier for people to understand than it is today.
Do you have a perspective on the merits or pitfalls of using technology to track your body? If so, let me know!