Use online tools to monitor your health
Many websites offer information and reminders to encourage healthy habits. And newly developed iPhone and iPad applications that target certain health conditions are also helping people track their care.
At TheCarrot.com, you keep a journal that describes how various health issues affect your well-being. The free service enables you to see the interplay among health factors (such as stress and weight gain) so that you can take steps to improve. At Keas.com, wellness experts design health plans and help you set goals to manage a range of conditions. At SparkPeople.com, you become part of a global community of individuals who seek ideas and support to lose weight and adopt healthy living habits.
Write electronic documents that readers like to get
When you write memos or reports that you intend to distribute widely via e-mail, create a document that your recipients can open easily. You may want to ask them in advance which file format they prefer (such as a PDF or Word attachment).
Limit your file size and avoid sending bulky attachments with motion graphics or special characters. Choose clear, simple fonts such as Arial or Times New Roman and don’t use more than one font within the same document. And before you download attachments that accompany recipients’ replies, scan the incoming files for viruses.