Utilizing Mobile Technology and New Media to Encourage Mobile Lifestyles

by Carol Torgan, Ph.D. on April 16, 2010

The fast moving, participatory world of social media is embraced by the White House and the CDC, as well as by professional athletes and major corporations. This presentation, given by invitation at the 2010 American College of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Summit, educates health professionals on the basics and illustrates how social media and mobile technology can be used to promote programs and engage, educate and motivate individuals.

The resources  cited or utilized for this presentation  are listed below. If you have questions, comments, suggestions, or more examples,  feel free to contact me through the ‘contact’ page or  post a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!

Basic Guidelines  and information

Reports

Pew Internet & American Life Project http://www.pewinternet.org/ Recent relevant reports include:

Policies

mHealth

Examples

Terminology

Stats

Journals

Miscellaneous

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Ed Noyes April 19, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Thank you for posting this material, and many thanks for your highly informative and useful presentation at the ACSM Health and Fitness Summit in Austin.

Carol Torgan, Ph.D. April 23, 2010 at 7:19 am

Ed –
Thanks for your comment. As further evidence of the importance of mHealth, you might want to check out the brand new Pew Internet report, Teens and Mobile Phones. “Daily text messaging among American teens has shot up in the past 18 months, from 38% of teens texting friends daily in February of 2008 to 54% of teens texting daily in September 2009.”
http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Teens-and-Mobile-Phones.aspx

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