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Tip of the Week: High Tech Health

With all the other things that Hopkins students have to juggle, health isn't usually a top concern. To get plugged back in, bring your health into the technology age. There are an endless number of health resources available in the palm of your hand- or laptop. Utilize new technologies to stay linked into your health. Between health apps on your Smartphones, free health resources online, or even text message health tips, you can constantly be connected to a healthy lifestyle.

Here are some tips to make you High Tech Healthy:
  • Search for healthy apps for your phone: pedometers, recipes, nutrition facts, etc
  • Use Facebook or Twitter groups as a support group or for new health tips
  • Set an alarm on your phone to remind you to exercise, rest, or take your birth control
  • Find forums or online communities for smoking cessation support
  • Start a health journal to record your personal goals and accomplishments
  • Utilize free online sites to create your own diet or exercise plans

In need of some free health resources? Check out SparkPeople, OneResult, Quit Now, FoodFit or search Google to find a resource of your own!