A Breakthrough Online Health Program Providing a Healthy Dose of Laughter and Life-Changing Tips
TORONTO, Jan. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - It's long been said that laughter is the best medicine and MyHealthTips.com is a breakthrough online health program designed for Canadians seeking to take control of their health in 2012. MyHealthTips.com co-stars Monty Python alum Terry Jones and the late Dr. Rob Buckman, a leader in advocating doctor-patient communication, who partnered with Toronto-based Lyceum Health to produce a video series that highlights several chronic health concerns that afflict millions of Canadians each year. MyHealthTips.com allows users to change their behaviour and adapt healthy habits for living with fun and functional videos and tools, available online starting January 16, 2012.
"Humour has the potential to hook people who would be otherwise easily distracted and not engaged when learning - it always works for me!" says Terry Jones, comedian, historian and co-star of MyHealthTips.com.
MyHealthTips.com programs reflect the distinct Monty Python flavour - the unforgettable quirkiness, engaging performances and ability to transcend generations that made it an institution of cultural influence.
"This is one of the best series I've seen that tackles important personal health issues facing Canadians. It's also the funniest by far and exactly the way I'd expect Rob to do it," says Dr. Brian Goldman, broadcaster, author of The Night Shift, friend and colleague of the late Dr. Rob Buckman and acting spokesperson for MyHealthTips.com.
In Canada, almost a quarter of the population (23% or 5.5 million) over the age of 18 is obese and another 34% are overweight, while 90% of all Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease or stroke - whether its smoking, alcohol, physical inactivity, obesity, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol or diabetes*. MyHealthTips.com is an online health program comprised of five topics, each with 10 tips, to help the millions of Canadians suffering from chronic disease to take action.
The programs include:
- Top Ten Tips for Living with Type 2 Diabetes - Life Can Still Be Sweet
- Top Ten Tips for Managing High Blood Pressure - Don't Let the Pressure Get to You
- Top Ten Tips for Controlling Your Weight - Let the "Light" In
- Top Ten Tips for Quitting Smoking - Quit for Life
- Top Ten Tips for Controlling Your Asthma - A Breath of Fresh Air
Each program will be offered on a subscription basis for $9.99, which includes:
- One year access to the Terry Jones/Rob Buckman video and evidence-based tips
- A points and rewards program to promote and sustain participation
- Weekly email digests, reminders and online support
- Downloadable resources and blogs from experts, celebrity and other patients
- Online tools such as healthy meal planners, shopping guides and more
All delivered through a secure and trustworthy website, anytime and anywhere.
*Source: Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada
At MyHealthTips.com, our goal is to make it easier and fun for people to take the action needed to live the best life possible while managing health issues. We are committed to providing evidence-based health information that is highly accessible and entertaining. If we can make you smile or laugh while helping you take action to improve your health, then we're doing our job! MyHealthTips.com is owned and operated by Lyceum Health.
About Lyceum Health
Lyceum Health is a team of world-class, support program facilitators, health educators, medical copywriters and editors, designers, medical illustrators, and technology experts who have researched and developed over 1,500 patient and family education programs over the last 14 years. Our experience has shown time and again how complicated, confusing, and difficult it can be to understand health-related information.
Toronto Media Tour - January 19 & 20:
Terry Jones will be in Toronto on Thurs., Jan. 19 & Fri., Jan. 20 for a media tour alongside Canadian medical media expert, Dr. Brian Goldman to support the launch of MyHealthTips.com. Broadcast, radio, print and phone interviews are available.
Online Press Kit:
For the full MyHealthTips.com press kit and high res photos, please visit here.
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