10 Social Media Health Sites
Many times when we think of social media, we immediately think of Facebook and Twitter, or other sites that’s designed to help you promote your business or stay in touch with family and friends. Well, other than those sites, there are social media sites out there whose sole purpose is to keep you healthy.
Here are 10 social media sites for your health.
PeoplesMD ( www.peoplesmd.com)- This site has been credited as being one of the first niche social media sites for health. This site contains a wealth of information on any type of health issue you can imagine.
Health Ranker ( www.peoplesmd.com)- Another popular site for health. This site encourages the community to get involved by “sharing the health.” People are encouraged to submit articles from news reports, blogs, or other websites.
Revolution Health ( www.revolutionhealth.com)- The purpose of Revolution Health is to make sure all its members are up-to-date on health tips, information, and news. This is done through their discussion boards and articles.
IntroPlay ( www.peoplesmd.com)- Competition can be a very good thing, especially when it’s friendly, and especially when it motivates you to get active. This site allows you to play along with other members and log your activity for the day. You’re scored based on the information you give and earn points. You not only keep up with your score, but you’re also able to see how well your friends are doing.
Run Fat Boy ( runfatboy.net)- Unlike the name, which was motivations for the founder, the site really is a friendly place to visit. This site designs reasonable workout routines that beginners can easily follow. The plan is based on your current fitness level. Members are able to track their exercise and eating, and can share information with other members.
WalkingSpree ( www.walkingspree.com)- This site is great for those people who prefer a low impact workout routine. The emphasis is on walking; however members can share other workout experiences as well.
DailyStrength( www.dailystrength.org)- This is where people write in about health issues they’re concerned about. This works well because many times people want to share ideas and talk about health issues, but don’t really feel comfortable talking to family and friends. This site makes it easier for them to communicate with others.
Twit2Fit ( www.twit2fit.ning.com)- Twit2Fit started out as an experiment through Twitter, but now it has grown into its own fitness site. Through this website members are able update other members on their fitness goals and successes.
PatientsLikeMe ( www.patientslikeme.com)- How comforting is it to know that you’re not the only person dealing with your problem. Sharing stories and information with other patients who are battling the same sickness is great for many people. This site allows patients to do just that. This is a site with a more personal touch.
Vitals ( www.vitals.com)- Ever gone to a doctor that you really liked and wanted to tell the whole world about him? Or have you ever gone to one that was just awful and you wanted to spare others of such a horrific experience? This is the purpose of vitals, they allow patients to rate their doctor.
Social Media is good for business and personal matters, but did you know that it’s also good for your health? Log on to one or a few of these great sites and get started on your road to healthy with the assistance of many other members.
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