Sunday, February 7, 2016

Promote #BetterHealth with “Healthies”

Originally Posted July 25, 2015

“Healthies” on social media are becoming an epidemic.  Taking photos of oneself enjoying physical exercise, running, jogging, cycling, swimming, marathons, gym programs, all constitute the new way to promote health and wellness.
You’ll notice more photos of people taking ‘healthies” to show themselves on the spot, staying strong.  I had another runner take this shot of me participating in a 10K.
Over 50% of people in the U.S. and Canada are seriously overweight or obese.  And even though recent science is showing that hormone imbalance may cause people to favor carbs, lack of regular exercise also factors in.  It’s more difficult to be energized to exercise when you feel heavy and sluggish.  No doubt you are less likely to take a “healthie” of yourself flopped on a sofa, splurging on a banana split.
The other challenge is choice of food and drink.  Fast foods, bad fats, too much sugar, shouldn’t be featured in a Facebook “healthie” shot!  Stick to salads, fruit, grains and gluten-free photos. It’s not a bad idea to include “healthies” of you with a great nutritional drink, or high-science supplements.  This gets your audience thinking about the importance of adding value and filling in the gaps in their diets.
In fact, if you are wondering how your health stacks up, take this free Health Assessment and check in with me with your questions.  Are you ready to take healthier photos of yourself in the future?

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