When: Thursday, August 9th at 11am ET
How it will work:
Between now and the time the chat begins we will be accepting questions tweeted at @HealthJoinIn and @ShortyAwards. You can track the conversation via hashtags #SocialOlympics and #SocialFitness.
As the #Olympics hit their half-point, one thing is clear: whether training for a gold medal or trying to eat healthier, the little things matter - and social media can make a huge impact on achieving your goals. Even when preparing for the Olympic games, simple changes end up making a big difference in success. (Just ask medal-winning gymnast Danell Leyva, whose lucky towel has earned over 13,000 followerson Twitter.)
Whether you want to start getting a little more cardio, work on handling stress in a healthier way, or swim the fastest 100m freestyle in the world, small daily choices make all the difference. More than ever, social media can help you make the best of those choices.
Inspired by the most social Olympics yet, the Shortys will be working with Health. Join In. to host an hour-long Twitter chat with special guests (see below) to discuss what simple changes people like Olympians make in their daily habits that we could all use to help us accomplish our goals.
Miss. USA (@MissUSA): Oliva Culpo is the newly crowned Miss USA 2012 from Cranston, Rhode Island. The 20-year-old cellist from Cranston, Rhode Island became the first titleholder from her state to capture the crown. Olivia will serve as a spokesperson for breast and ovarian cancer and will work closely with organizations such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. She will also work with the USO as part of the Miss Universe Organization’s dedication to supporting our troops.
Miss. Teen USA (@MissTeenUSA): Logan West is the newly crowned Miss Teen USA 2012 from Southington, Connecticut. As Miss Teen USA, Logan will serve as a spokeswoman for teen issues. She will continue to reach as many teens with her anti-bullying program and will also travel nationwide as an advocate for organizations such as Best Buddies, Project Sunshine, Girl Talk, and Same Sky Trade Initiative.
Christopher Brisley (@TakeaChallenge): Christopher Brisely, a former Royal Navy and CEO, started Take a Challenge to inspire people to consciously make an effort to make a change in their lives. His most recent campaign Inspire a Generation aims to motivate people to get fit and healthy with friends through Twitter hashtag #TaCTeam. Brisley is also the recent recipient of the Health. Join. In. #SocialFitness Shorty Award and is currently in London (where he lives) enjoying the games.
Cassey Ho (@blogilates): Cassey Ho manages blogilates.com, a blog that offers workout videos, healthy recipes for every meal, fitness fashion, and more. She was a Health. Join In. #SocialFitness Shorty Award finalist and is currently in London for the games.
Fitocracy (@fitocracy): Brian and Rich are the founders of Fitocracy, a web-based applicationthat allows users to set fitness goals while simultaneously competing against friends. Users receive points for workouts and taking on challenges, pushing users to exert their best efforts not only to get fit but to beat out their friends. They are based in Brooklyn and were also finalists for the Health. Join In. #SocialFitness Shorty Award.
We will also be teaming up with this week’s #MuckedUp chat to invite journalists and media to discuss how social media and the Olympics combined has affected journalism in addition to the small but impactful ways social media has affected the Olympic games overall. You can tune in via #MuckedUp.blog comments powered by Disqus