Harvard Health Letter

5 ways the Internet can help you boost your health

Online access can help people improve their health. The Internet can be a resource for researching health conditions, symptoms, and treatments; a way to connect socially with friends, family, and even long-lost acquaintances; a means of reaching health care providers through portals; a link to diet and nutrition information, including advice about how to eat healthier; and a helpful exercise resource, with lists and videos of suggested workouts and information about local exercise classes.
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  • Research health conditions
  • Check your symptoms
  • Prepare for a doctor's visit or test
  • Find the best treatments and procedures for you
  • Explore options for better nutrition and exercise
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