Health Videos: Tricks for Tracking Your Medications and Grab a Hula Hoop to Slim Down

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Simple and Smart Health Tips- Health Smarts Video Series

Barbara Ficarra-Health Smarts Video Shoot for Sharecare and RealAge

I was delighted to participate in Sharecare‘s and RealAge‘s Health Smart Video Series.  Healthin30 will periodically bring you some of the Health Smart Videos from myself (Barbara Ficarra), Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Robin Miller and other health professionals.

Tricks for Tracking Your Medications – Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

“Do you remember brushing your teeth this morning? You know you did, but do you remember doing it? Hi, I’m Barbara Ficarra.  Some things become so routine that we don’t even remember doing them. But when it comes to taking your daily medications, it’s important to know if you took them or not.  It can be tough to remember if you’re on schedule or thinking of yesterday’s dose.”

Here’s a trick to jog your memory…Listen and watch more here…

Grab a Hula Hoop to Slim Down – Dr. Mehmet Oz

“Hi Dr. Oz here with a fun way to fight belly fat.  Grab a Hula Hoop.  This five dollar toy isn’t just for kids.  It’s an effective way to burn over 200 calories in just 30 minutes.  That’s about the same calorie burn you’d get from walking for half an hour.  Hula Hooping also engages your core muscles…”  Listen and watch more here…

Your Turn

We would love to hear from you.  What do you think about these Health Smart Videos?  Are they helpful?  Did you learn something new?  Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.  As always, thank you for your valuable time.  (Also, regarding the “Tricks for Tracking Your Medications,” we would love to know if you’re using digital technology to help you with medication reminders.)

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