I've been "tweeting" for months. When I first set up this blog I did some fancy schmancy maneuvering to link it to Twitter so that as soon as I hit "Publish" an update would pop up automatically. Generally, though, I don't engage in some sort of conversation on Twitter. Once I got the hang of following #OUTwCon for our conversation and @OtagoGRS for the introductions it dawned on me how cool it all was.
I was set to present at 2:30pm. Even though I pre-wrote my tweets they were still too long to post, so there was some tweaking to my tweets that had to be done. Ideally, I would have posted them quickly and then I would have answered any questions people had. I took nearly all of my allotted 15 minutes to get those tweets out! Oh well, I've learned for next year.
- Modifiable Factors Assoc. w Weight Gain Prevention Among Mid-Age NZ Women to be Targeted by a Wt Gain Prevention Intervention.
- Obesity = major public health issue. But, people who lose weight often gain it back in 3-5 years. Perhaps prevention is key.
- We are collecting data on lifestyle, eating habits and well-being from mid-age New Zealand women through a mailed survey.
- I'll look at experiential avoidance, mindfulness, psychological inflexibility and BMI - will they relate to wt maintenance?
- If so, an intervention will teach women how these psych factors can help them make small changes that lead to dietary changes.
- Hopefully, the changes will be effective and sustainable for maintaining weight! I just want us all to be happy and healthy. =)
So, here are my tweets from yesterday's Twitter conference:
The nice thing about this conference was being able to follow other people's tweets throughout the day. I didn't feel like I entirely missed out when I couldn't be in front of the computer to watch the conversations. The whole conference can be viewed here.