ATLANTA, May 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sharecare, a digital health and wellness engagement platform, will host a Twitter Chat about stress on Thursday, May 19, from 12 to 3 p.m. ET. Using the hashtag #StressFreeMe, medical experts from across the country will provide advice on how to manage and reduce stress.
According to the American Institute of Stress, the basic cause of 60 percent of all human illness and disease is caused by stress, and three out of four doctor’s visits are stress-related ailments. This #StressFreeMe Twitter Chat will provide people – whether in the board room or the play room – with information to lower the impact that stress can have on their health by covering the following topics:
12-1 pm: “What is Stress?” Topics during this hour will include the definition of stress, the physical and hormonal drivers, and who is at risk.
1-2 pm: “The Effects of Stress” Topics during this hour will include how stress affects the body physically and mentally, and the short and long-term health consequences of stress.
2-3 pm: “Stress Less” Topics during this hour include techniques to manage and lower stress such as therapy, meditation, mindfulness and digital tools.
What: Twitter Chat on Stress (#StressFreeMe)
When: Thursday, May 19, 12 to 3 p.m. ET
Who: Hosted by @SharecareInc, featuring experts from:
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, @eatright
- American Chiropractic Association, @ACAtoday
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), @CDCgov
- CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, @NIOSH
- CDC Office of Smoking and Health, @CDCTobaccoFree
- Dole Nutrition Institute, @DoleTweets
- HealthCorps, @HealthCorps
- HealthyWomen, @HealthyWomen
- International Bipolar Foundation, @IntlBipolar
- Columbia University Medical Center, @ColumbiaSurgery
- UCLA Health, @UCLAHealth
- Baptist Health South Florida, @BaptistHealthSF
How to Participate:
Submit your questions and comments on Twitter using the hashtag #StressFreeMe through 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 19. If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can post questions to Sharecare’s Facebook page, as well as follow the chat live on Sharecare.
Sharecare is a health and wellness engagement platform that provides people with personalized resources to help them live their healthiest lives. Nearly 45 million people have shared more than 5 billion data points about their health status and habits with Sharecare, which uses that information to create a comprehensive health profile allowing users to access all of their health resources in one place, and dynamically connect to the knowledge, evidence-based programs and health professionals they need. Created by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz in 2010, Sharecare’s predictive and personalized platform is accessed daily by millions of consumers, including viewers of The Dr. Oz Show, patient populations of the country’s leading hospital systems and every Soldier in the United States Army.
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