5 Ways to Use Twitter for Better Health and Wellness

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This post is a bit different than most of my posts. However, I think it is really important and can be quite helpful to you. Do you use twitter to get better health and wellness? What? Twitter? Really? Yes really. I know you might not think of twitter as the first place to go for information on improving your health and wellness, however, I have noticed that after almost 7 years on twitter at AnnaLaura Brown that twitter can be very useful in helping you explore new ideas that can improve your health and wellness. Here are some of the ways that I use twitter for better health and wellness.

1. Search twitter and set up twitter alerts with health and wellness related keywords. There are several programs to do this, I prefer Social Oomph. Then you can read the articles, news reports, and blogs that you find.

2. Follow health coaches, doctors and other health care professionals that you can learn from and network with. There are a lot of these using twitter and they offer a lot of free advice that can help you.

3. Find new healthcare trends by following people and businesses on twitter who share these.

4. Participate in health and wellness related tweet chats. You can find these by searching twitter and by connecting with and following twitter accounts that are related to health and wellness. Many of these twitter accounts host health and wellness chats on a regular basis.

5. Create lists on twitter for health and wellness related people and track their tweets and learn from them.

How have you used twitter for health and wellness? Share with me in the comments below.

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Top TED Talks on Health Trends and Issues

Bill Davenhall on location based information that can impact your health.

2. Mathieu Lehanneur demos science inspired design

3. Rebecca Onie: What if your healthcare system kept us healthy?

4. Atul Gawande: How do we heal medicine?

Why Prevention is So Important to Your Health

Do you do what you can to prevent health problems? The reality is that too many people do not. They live life day to day and only worry about health problems when they become severe.

Here are some reasons why this is a problem and why prevention is so important to your health.

1. Prevention costs less than waiting until your problem is extreme. I personally experienced this two and a half years ago with my back problems. I had had back pain for quite some time but I just ignored it. Then one day I couldn’t get out of bed my back hurt so bad. I went to the chiropractor and it took me a lot longer and cost me more money than it would have had I gone to the chiropractor right away when my back first started hurting.

2. Many people do this every year during flu season. They eat whatever junk they want and they don’t take any vitamins or supplements and then are surprised when they are sick a lot.

3. Being overweight is a symptom of failing to practice prevention. I’m not the perfect example of this since I need to loose about 50 pounds as of the date of this posting but I’m now really focused on making it happen and I’ve already lost a few pounds in the past week or two. That said, too many people wait until their weight problem is severe before they do anything about it. They get diagnosed with diabetes or something else serious.

4. You can avoid a lot of pain by taking care of your body before your health problems are drastic.

Why else do you think that prevention is so important to your health?