Health Care Trends With a Social Media Twist
Caroline Richardson, M.D, from U-M, says, “There are people who know what they want – help losing weight, sleeping through the night, improving their diet – but they don’t have guidance. They don’t have the necessary behavioral skills or support that will allow them to be successful. That’s where these types of programs fit in.”
The downside of many of these online programs is attrition, so by adding social media components, these programs can become much more motivating for users. This study's findings are very positive and provide proof that by making simple changes or additions to existing health programs, they can go on to benefit a much larger group of people.
Do you agree, would a social community help you to stay motivated to stick with a health program?