If you had just 10 seconds to share your message to others for better health in 2016, what would it be?
Would it be getting more phytonutrients into your diet? Going on more walks with your special someone? Taking more deep breaths throughout the day?
I wanted to hear from our experts, staff and care team. In January, I pooled together tips from our providers and staff in the form of 10 second video clips for a social media series called #BetterHealthIn10: 10 second clips delivering an important idea, tip or practice that patients and families can adopt to make positive changes in their lives this year. I set out to start the year, and my new job as social media producer here at SCCA, in a positive way that would give our community a new way to think about their health.
Now I’d like to hear from you. What is your message for those affected by cancer, whether directly or indirectly? Just record a video clip of yourself, write a message down on a piece of paper and snap a photo of it or type it into your favorite social media platform. Remember to include the #BetterHealthIn10 hashtag so that everyone can see your message on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or wherever you like to post. I’ll be watching out for your message, and so will the rest of the patients and families that are part of the SCCA community!
Jason Johnson is a former SCCA patient turned patient advocate. I recently sat down with him to record his idea that may help you figure out what keeps you feeling stronger and happier during your treatment:
We recently sat down with former SCCA patient turned patient advocate, Jason Johnson (@jjrun26), to get his #BetterHealthIn10 advice! Keep a wellness journal throughout your treatment to remember what you did on a day that left you feeling stronger with more energy. Not only is it helpful to look back on, but it can be a good outlet after a long day. #ForThePatients #CancerTreatment
Scroll through the section below for a collection of some of our favorite SCCA provider and staff clips from January!
In our first #BetterHealthIn10 clip, Dr. Pergam (@pergamicinsta) of @fredhutch, @uwmedicine and #SCCA shares what he hopes patients will do more of in 2016. #Flu #FluVaccine A video posted by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (@seattlecca) on