Sunday, August 14, 2011
Media and my Health
Today I am joining Women Living Well for Media Monday. This week's topic is "Media and My Health". I use the Internet in several different ways to help me stay healthy.
If someone in my family is ill they might go to the doctor. After the doctor gives us a diagnosis and prescription, I will usually read up on both at home on the Internet. Sometimes a person may not be really sick enough to go to the doctor. We are not a family that runs to the doctor with every cough or sniffle. If I'm not sure, I will look up the symptoms and make sure they don't need to see a doctor.
Sometimes we have used an over the counter product in the past, or a health & beauty aide. We no longer can find the product where we live, or maybe the scent we like is being discontinued. Several times I have been able to locate these items by looking for them on the internet. Then I am able to purchase them, and I usually buy a few, in case I can't find them next time.
Another area that I utilize on the Internet for my health is places like Sparkpeople. There, I can enter my calories for the day. I can log my exercise to see how many calories I have burned. I can get suggestions for new recipes, and maybe join an exercise group. All these things will encourage me to be more active and make better choices about my health.
I also can locate gyms, exercise clubs, physicians, drug stores, health food stores, etc., all from my home on the Internet.
While I am walking, and I should do this more often, I can read my email on my Blackberry. Or I could tweet about all the exercise I am getting.
Well, I guess that is all I know about this subject. Can't wait to see what everyone else has to share.
Thanks for stopping by! Honey