Yesterday I attended Mayo Clinic’s “Social Media Residency,” a one day training on social media in healthcare. It was really a fantastic day and I learned so much about Twitter, legal issues, professionalism, and other aspects of social media and how it applies to healthcare.
There were several physicians there besides me, but I found that many of the attendants were in fields like PR and marketing for large healthcare organizations. About 50% of the conference attendees were Mayo Clinic employees, and the other 50% were from all over the world.
Today is day 2 of the conference, so I will post a more complete recap and summary after today.
In the meantime, here are a couple things around the web I want to share with you!
This study further validates my love affair with all nuts. I really do eat nuts almost every single day- either almonds, walnuts, cashews, almond butter, or peanut butter- which according to this study won’t help me live longer… but it’s still delicious!
This study was part of the Netherlands Cohort Study, which has been running since 1986 with over 120,000 Dutch men and women, ages 55-69. Participants were asked about frequency of nut intake as well as peanut butter intake. A reduction in mortality was equal in men and women, and found to be strongest for respiratory disease, neurodegenerative disease, and diabetes, followed by cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
This article in the NYTimes is really great. It reviews two different studies that examine the best amount of exercise to get each week, to lower mortality. Basically the articles tell us what we already know: more exercise than the recommended weekly amount is better (150 minutes per week is recommended, and you get the most health benefits around 450 minutes per week). But, extreme amounts of exercise reach a point of diminishing returns and either don’t help you, or can harm you. Most people achieved the exercise through moderate intensity forms like walking. Higher intensity also shows health benefits when compared to intermediate intensity exercise.
But that was all kind of obvious right?
And the last thing I want to show you really quickly is this Chickpea, Cucumber, Avocado, and Feta Salad from MindBodyGreen.com.
Doesn’t that look amazing??
I hope you have a fantastic day!