A search engine is just a tool that matches your query with data that is linked and provided by other users and sources. Instead, a computational knowledge engine, like Wolfram Alpha (WA) takes raw data and makes computation out of it. There’s a huge difference between the two. In fact, while a search engine might be useful, a computational engine can become your best ally to track, measure and improve your health!
Use it as personal coach
Let’s say I want to walk for 45 minutes at a four mile per hour speed. Let’s ask WA how much fat am I going to burn,
Great, but I want to know more!
Measure your health and weight level
I plugged my value into WA, and it gave me right away all I needed to know,
I would never think as myself overweight. Yet WA is telling me I have to lose about two kilograms. Not bad after all. Keeping in mind that the body mass index is a very general measure, I can still lose some weight. You know what? I’m going to eat a soup today, and I want to ask WA how healthy that is.
Let Wolfram Alpha measure your food intake
I’m going to have a soup of beans with a bit of onion and carrot. Let me ask WA if that is healthy,
I plugged the value into it and got the results,
That is great; I will have a nutrient meal with a few calories. That should bring me back to my optimal weight. What else?
I can do more to lose a bit of weight. Let me practice a bit of calisthenics
Measure your physical activity
Let’s ask Wolfram Alpha how much am I going to burn in 15 minutes of workout,
In conclusion, Wolfram Alpha is a computational knowledge engine that based on the raw data you input gives you back valuable insights that you can use to improve your health and your life!