Microlife Blood Pressure Monitor
It turns out that my new job is desiging and writing software to try to help people get and stay healthy. One of the fun parts of that job is playing with cool health-related devices.
I got this Microlife Blood Pressure monitor at Long's drugs here in town for about $80; Amazon has it for about the same price. The really nice thing is that you can download readings to a PC and chart them, etc. (this is why I got to expense it).
I don't really have a blood pressure issue --- maybe a touch high but not a big deal. But the interesting thing is, just seeing the numbers every day, I find myself thinking more about what I choose to eat (well, except for tonight at the M's game). We've heard similar things from other places as well --- apparently people who have lost weight have a 50% better chance of keeping it off if they just stand on a scale every morning. Not do anything about it, just look at the number.
Interesting. This is a hard space to motivate people in, myself included. Little things like this can add up.