We looked inside some of the tweets by @NPRLifeKit and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
Welcome to Life Kit, NPR's family of podcasts to help you navigate your life.
Find Life Kit podcasts on health, money and parenting on Apple Podcasts. http://bit.ly/2DABb8B .
new ep monday hint 🧳🧳🧳🧳🧳✈️
Good luck, Lisa! we love your step by step approach! https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1457348862?mt=2 https://twitter.com/WhiskyBaker/status/1152245688056655873
"We're born with the wiring for both kindness and cruelty, so altruism is not inevitable. It's a skill and a habit that we have the power — and responsibility — to foster, one good deed at a time." https://n.pr/31gqNNk @NPRlifekit
4/ Unnecessary surgeries happen all the time, according to @MartyMakary, a surgeon and author of the forthcoming book, "The Price We Pay."
3/ Another is http://Cochrane.org . Mara searches these together with her patients to learn how well procedures works for their medical problems.
/2 Search the medical literature, writes NPR health and media fellow and practicing doctor @MaraGordonMD. http://PubMed.gov is one good source.
/1 Do you really need that surgery? Your primary care doctor can help you make that decision. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/07/19/743248074/do-you-need-that-surgery-how-to-decide-and-how-to-pick-a-surgeon-if-you-do?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=lifekit&utm_content=20190719
Q: Is there a contrast in behavior/intelligence between kids allowed screens vs. kids not allowed screens?
A: "In a word, no."
-- Reddit AMA with @anya1anya on kids and screens, happening now! https://old.reddit.com/r/Parenting/comments/cetndv/i_am_anya_kamenetz_education_correspondent_at_npr/ ?
And here's the link — you can submit questions now! https://n.pr/LifeKitAMA
A second report, from the World Resources Institute, adds these needs:
✅Reduce the use of biofuels that divert edible crops to produce energy.
✅Nudge people toward a more plant-centered diet.
Here's what the world needs to solve that problem, according to the report in The Lancet Planetary Health.
☑️More investment in fruit and vegetable production.
☑️More education on healthy diets.
☑️New ways to reduce food waste.
Only about 55% of the world's population live in countries with enough fruits and veggies – and those populations are expected to grow.
A new study concludes diets will get worse without radical changes. https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/07/17/742670701/if-we-all-ate-enough-fruits-and-vegetables-thered-be-big-shortages?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=lifekit&utm_content=20190718
It's true, @anya1anya types like the wind!
All about your kids and their screens and how you can use them as a force for good. Really. r/parenting. https://twitter.com/anya1anya/status/1151596235087908865
And the darker side: https://n.pr/2Gij48y
In the meantime, read Anya's work on the bright side of screens: https://n.pr/2Gh5t1p
Make a doctor sit up and listen to your joint complaints or acne woes:
Tell them how the problem has lowered your quality of life — a red flag to doctors — and make it your "opening statement," says Sana Goldberg, author "How To Be A Patient." https://n.pr/2GcQYLR
Walking does NOT reduce your risk for falling as you age, says Dr. Elizabeth Eckstrom. Balance activities like tai chi improve postural stability, the ability to remain upright in space. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/07/14/741310765/simple-ways-to-prevent-falls-in-older-adults?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=lifekit&utm_content=20190716