Technology has come a long way in recent years, and one of the biggest beneficiaries of its growth is social media. What started out as a simple way to connect with friends, has become a world where people can interact with anyone from anywhere. Whether it’s your friend that has moved across the country, or your favorite musician, social media has made it so access to them can be only a click away.
One of the biggest social media sites is Twitter; a place where followers get your thoughts in 140 characters or less. If you follow the right people, Twitter can be your one stop shop for news, entertainment, and perhaps most importantly, your health!
Here are some Twitter profiles you may want to consider following for health guidance and advice.
Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz)- Many are familiar with Dr. Oz from his television show, The Dr. Oz Show, as well as being a guest on other shows. His Twitter offers tips, information about upcoming health Twitter chats, and health-related programs to watch on TV.
Healthtap (@Healthtap)- Health Tap is an interactive network that connects physicians and patients outside the doctor’s office. The feed provides tips from more than 32,000 different U.S. doctors. Tweets range from answering questions about the cause of hiccups to offering methods for improving sleep. But remember, there’s no substitute for visiting your regular physician.
Health Magazine (@Goodhealth) – Just like their print publication, Health Magazine’s Twitter account is very comprehensive and covers all aspects of health including 5 min workouts, recipes of the day, and general advice to lead a healthier lifestyle. Men’s Health Magazine(@menshealthmag) is similar to Health Magazine’s profile with the difference being that its focus is strictly on nutrition, health, and fitness for MEN.
FoodFun (@FoodFun)- Kids are more receptive to learning things when it’s fun, and that’s what FoodFun does. FoodFun is full of creative ideas about how to get children and teens interested in making healthy choices and articles detailing the latest news on causes and solutions for childhood obesity.
Eat This, Not That! (@EatThisNotThat!)- This is one of my favorite twitter profiles for food. It offers healthier alternatives to foods that can be “diet-busters”. It could be the difference between gaining 10 to 20 pounds and achieving your target weight goal.