Will you share?

Ways digital media makes health education simpler and more shareable.

Digital media can be a powerful way to educate people about their health in a way that is simpler to understand, easier to adopt, and more likely to be shared. I believe this sharing of easy-to-follow wellness advice creates a new culture of wellness, which is imperative to improving healthcare for the future.

I recently read an article by Tristan Harris posted on Medium entitled, “How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds.” Here are a few insights I’d like to share. For daily individual users, there are many products on the market that allow users to monitor their health such as FitBit or Apple Watch. Users may even be able to create their own wellness plans including financial and intellectual growth with other non-related programs and technology. However, due to the fact that it has been proven time and time again that individuals do not possess the ability to self-ascribe to complex treatments, a whole health approach must be taken in the simplest, most efficient, and user-friendly way possible.

It is because of these factors that Why The Health Not stands out in this industry.

We are creating a space where our members and wellness professionals can work together towards the common goal of total health. Citizen science, patient power, and health data analytics drive our software and applications to proactively connect you to the professionals and resources you need to live a thriving lifestyle.

It’s important to understand that your health isn’t limited to how you feel physically. That’s why we’re developing digital media tools for all 6 Pillars of Wellness:

  1. Physical wellness is the ability to fight and recover from illness.

2. Emotional wellness includes mental health and is understanding the value of your emotions, thoughts, and feelings.

3. Social wellness involves our relationships and how we interact with others.

4. Intellectual wellness is not how much you know or how much you’ve learned. Intelligence is the ability to learn and apply new concepts.

5. Financial health should have an understanding of fiscal responsibility such as savings, investing in retirement, reducing spending and wise investments.

6. Spiritual health is not dependent on an individual’s religious faith, but rather an understanding of our values, beliefs, principles and morals that guide us in life’s decisions.

With the right care, a person’s pillars can withstand the test of time.

If you are seeing a unique application of digital media that makes health communications and motivation simpler and more shareable, please share it with us.