The Role Of Media In Health Promotion
Health and wellness are our topmost priority. One of the many tools we can utilize in this day and age is social media, broadcasting on television and radio. Every day we see fitness coaches sharing their motivations in living a healthy lifestyle. We also witness fitness transformations from being fat to fabulous. Advertisements we see on tv or what we hear in radios commonly revolve around staying fit and healthy. However, how can we make sure that with the vast availability of slimming products, supplements and vitamins are best suited for us? How do we choose the right diet, exercise or even the right activities suited for our body and lifestyle?
It has been said that healthy looks different for everybody. That is true, as there are really different body types namely ectomorph which is described as the lean and more delicate body built, the endomorph which has more body fat percentage and lastly the mesomorph which is seen to be the perfect body type as it is more lean, compact, muscular and athletic. Apart from that, our daily activities depending on our jobs, lifestyle, and preferences vary.
As a social media user, we must verify the source of the information that we read and share. For example, articles about health must have reliable resources. It must be worth sharing especially if it can help your friends and family within your social media circle. Recipes, diet plans, and exercises you can do at home are just some of the examples worth sharing in social media.
We all know that television and broadcasting companies earn from advertisements or commercials. We can see multivitamins or even medicine ads, too. It is also obvious that they use famous and well-known celebrities as endorsers. When it comes to these products, one must carefully read the label. You must be keen as to whether or not it contains ingredients that you are allergic to. Some products may work for others but may not work for everyone. So don’t get discouraged why this product is not doing you any good, because each person has a specific way of responding to different substances. You can also read honest reviews online about them.
Same with television, radio also utilizes advertisements and commercials for support. Some companies sponsor them in turn for product promotion. As previously mentioned, it would be best to consult a therapist. Sometimes even if we have no idea how much a therapist costs, in the long run, we will appreciate that professional advice matters. They are people who are more equipped with knowledge and skills to guide us in terms of health.
With the different platforms nowadays where we can listen or read articles about health, it is still our responsibility to be keen about the details they provide. We have to make sure that the information or even products that they offer are suitable to our personal health needs. Health should be our greatest investment. Without it, we would not be able to do things that we are supposed to do or meet the goals we have. Therefore, it is just essential that we pay particular attention to it.