I have been using YouTube for quite a while now. But all I watched on you tube was:
- Pakistani dramas
- How to do videos
Without realizing what a great health resource it can be, on top of all the fun stuff that I’d been watching. This course has opened so many venues for me, which I was totally oblivious to.
I found it somewhat tricky to explore you tube in detail. When I started exploring it, I had the misconception that it will be a piece of cake for me, since I’ve been using it for a while now. But as I dug deeper into it, I realized there is so much to explore in here, than what appears on the surface
I was fascinated when I found out that a number of health agencies have their own channels on you tube and they regularly post health related videos. For example, World Health Organization has it’s own channel and health related news and other health videos are posted on the channel regularly. Name any organization like, CDC, NIH, US Department of Health, FDA, Office of Disease prevention and Health Promotion, and it is on you tube.
In addition to health organizations, there are tons of health related videos by individuals.
Name anything and you will find it on you tube. News about healthcare reforms, communicable diseases, non communicable diseases, mental health, healthy food recipes, workout videos, health campaigns by organizations, entertainment videos, family videos and much more.
Now I know that you tube is not just for entertainment, but it can be a great learning resource for a lot of things and health is one of that long list.