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Resources for Health and Wellness : Interactive and Social Media

This guide will give you resources to use for Wellness information within your library as well as in your community.

Please share the resources that you follow in the appropriate box

The Advantages of Social Media

Rather than actively seeking information, you can register for social media acounts and let them bring the information resources to you. It's a great way to stay informed of the latest information and it's a great way to join in the conversation with health and wellness professionals.


How to sign up on Twitter provides good information to get you started.

How to follow others will show you how to have relevant information delivered to your Twitter account.

Twitter basics provides a long list of information with supporting materials. Don't be overwhelmed with all of the information but this page is a good resource as you practice and learn.

Blogs: There are many Blog Readers or RSS (Real Simple Syndication) Readers out there but basically they serve to add new information to your Reader when a blog posts something new. The following is only a short list of the many options available.

Blog Readers:

Feedly is a cross-platform, magazine style website for retrieving information.

Bloglines is an online service for searching, subscribing, creating and sharing news feeds, blogs and rich web content.

Pluck is available as a web edition, a Firefox extension and an Internet Explorer plugin. Can sychronize between multiple instances (e.g. Firefox extension and web edition)

24Eyes displays newsfeeds in dashboard like way. Free.

iPhone Apps

Yoga STRETCH by Neil Harris (neilDot). Available at the itunes store.

Interactive Resources

Twitter accounts to follow

@RWJF_PubHealth-RWJF’s public health program area. We want to make staying healthy less costly and improve the quality of life for all Americans.

@Got_Anxiety-nonprofit organization dedicated to informing the public about anxiety, depression, and related disorders and their treatments.

@TuftsPREPpain-graduate program in pain studies for all those who want to improve the world of pain.

@apdolan-writing about writing about health & social media (#meta). Connecting with Health Activitsts. Perpetually pursuing knowledge & wordsmithery.

@MyHelathShare-HealthShare International Support Network is a private social community for people affected by various diseases and/or disorders.

@wegohealth-WEGO Health is home to Health Activists: influencers, organizers, leaders & contributors who are passionate about helping others.

@exercisephd-The most recent news and research available about the science of exercise and health-fitness for anyone who wants to become an exercise expert.

@NCCAM-Federal government’s lead agency for scientific research n complementary approaches at the National Institutes of Health.

Mobile Apps

Apps are small applications that can be used on smart phones. You'll find a list of some apps here but more are being made everyday so keep searching for the one that suit you the best.

Blogs with great information

The following resources contain an RSS feed so you can subscribe to updates automatically.

Android Apps

Mobile Wellness by Qsopia. Available at Google Play.

This project is administered by the South Central Regional Library Council with funding from the Institue for Museum and Library Services.