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Three Ways to Expand Your Health Expertise

Learning to live a healthy life is a lifelong endeavor. With so much conflicting information available it can be difficult, but nothing could be more important. Knowledge is power.

Read

You probably don’t want to take your high school biology textbook to the beach for casual summer reading. Fortunately, you don’t have to. There are many other sources for good health information, and some of them make pretty lively reading.  Start with a reputable healthcare blog, preferably one written by a doctor or other health professional. Augment short blog articles with longer works in magazines and medical journals. Dive even deeper by reading a book or two.

Watch

Reading is great because you can quickly skim for just a tidbit of information or read carefully and really ponder each fact. However, for user-friendliness and appeal, it is hard to beat a good video. There are many to choose from, and after just a few minutes you will know which videos pique your interest and which ones don’t inspire you at all. Once you find videos you like subscribe to their channel to provide yourself with an ongoing source of updates. Television can also be a prolific source of information; just be sure you catch objective, fact-based reputable programming rather than biased infomercials.

Do

One of the best ways to educate yourself is to take classes. There are usually several low-cost courses at local clinics and community colleges. Classes sometimes require a hefty time commitment, but the knowledge gained can make it worthwhile. Naturally the last and most important step is to put your new knowledge to use. Incorporate the latest power foods into your diet or try that cool new workout you just discovered. Knowledge is power, but remember power is just work over time. When it comes to your health, now is the time to put in the work.… Read More..