(Note to readers: Piedmont Hospital is compensating me for spreading the word about Living Better information. As always, my opinion remains my own and I would never endorse something I wouldn’t use myself. #spon)
How do you find simple exercises to improve your core, locate simple recipes that make it easy to feed your family healthier meals, and figure out what to expect when you’re getting your first mammogram?
Piedmont Hospital’s Living Better content has all of that covered, and then some.
I intended to spend about ten minutes on the site this morning, just looking up a recent medical condition to find out what the side effects of my medication might be, and ended up looking around for more than an hour on the web site.
Hey, who’s not a fan of anything that makes life easier? Well, the Living Better content is full of that kind of material.
The first thing that grabbed my attention was something titled ‘6 healthy office snacks for 200 calories or less’ (it was probably the line ‘Eat more throughout the day to slim down’ that got me). Look, I don’t even work in an office anymore and I poured through that page for ideas on simple snacks that would keep me satisfied without packing on the pounds.
Then, the ‘Best exercises to tone and strengthen your core’ had my attention. Notice how neither of these articles was all scientific sounding and filled with medical talk that makes it hard to understand what you’re reading? Sure, these are health-related, but not all medicinal like you find on some hospital sites. These are articles I’m actually interested in reading more about.
That’s not to say you won’t find medical information on the site. There’s lots of that, too, for when you need it. For example, there’s the article on tips to help avoid catching the flu (both hands waving high in the air on that one). And, there’s another one on egg freezing for cancer patients. That doesn’t even apply to me, but it grabbed my interest and found it totally worth the few minutes it took to read it.
There are videos, too, including one that follows an Atlanta DJ through a Women’s Health heart assessment (you can see it by clicking here). She’s a pretty gal—young, thin, and seemingly healthy—but the video showed how she actually has three of the four risk factors for heart disease. Yikes, right? It’s proof that you just never know what medical issues you might face one day.
But now, at least you know where to turn if you want to know more about those issues. Oh, and here’s another cool part of the site: you can sign up for the content to be sent to you, so that you don’t even have to go looking for it (hey, we’re all busy, right?). There’s a newsletter that features the latest health information, expert advice, and inspiring patient stories…delivered to your inbox. You can sign up for that by clicking here.
Deal. Now, to get back to that core I’m trying to tighten.