Heredity is not necessarily destiny. This becomes clearer as we mature. A lifetime of habits and behaviour will likely have the greatest impact on how well we fare, more than what we started out with.
Naturally, not everyone can decide to tune out and escape his or her world on a whim, even if nothing else would be more welcome. Finding a truly quiet spot for relaxation, meditation, or simply a short nap may be difficult. But there are other solutions.
Although most forms of meditation are rooted in religious and spiritual traditions, millions now practice purely for the enhancement of their health and well-being. This latest investigation found that loss of brain volume due to aging is less significant in habitual meditators compared to their non-meditating counterparts.
Despite our fretting, technology isn't going away, and simply cloistering our children from it is neither beneficial nor practical. To succeed in the modern world, children will need to embrace technology without being consumed by it. And the difference between these two fates lies in the hands of parents.
What's often not discussed is that not taking time off regularly can lead to serious health problems. Often people get into a mindless routine at work and home, which can be broken if they distance themselves once in a while.