“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” —Louis L’Amour You can read hundreds of blog posts full of tips on how to improve your writing, but this post is about getting real with practical exercises. If you want to develop your writing skills, you need to […]
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Dark chocolate is good for your heart. The overconsumption of carbohydrates, sugar and sweeteners is chiefly responsible for the epidemics of obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Fad dieting leads to orthorexia. In health writing, it’s a relatively huge no-no to make these types of claims without backing them up with evidence. These claims need proof […]
Eat five servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit every day. If only it were that easy to inspire change. If I’ve learned anything over the past decade, it’s that facilitating behavioural change isn’t as straightforward as writing about health in an easy-to-understand way. Ensuring our patients understand a complex medical topic is one […]
As health writers and communicators, we often write content designed to change behaviours and perceptions in order to create better health outcomes. And, in the process, we may need to debunk a myth or two. That’s why it’s increasingly important for us to know the most effective tactics that help to correct misinformation in order to inspire behaviour change. […]