About My Project
It is now time to formally introduce my senior year Interdisciplinary capstone project to the world. It involves creating an interactive blog where people can follow my own personal journey into a well-balanced lifestyle. In creating my Health Science major I have taken various aspects from the Health Education and Health Promotion programs offered here at Plymouth State University. Therefore I have extensive background in living holistically and happy, but there is a catch. I know all of the secrets and tips to live a healthy lifestyle, but I am lacking on the implementation of them in my own personal life. If I am going to be an advocate for living holistically I should be practicing these skills within my own life, right?
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Delivery of My Project
The mission of this project will be to show the transformation of a sedentary lifestyle to a well-balanced one! This will be completed by creating a highly interactive blog with bi-weekly or weekly posts, depends on the topic at hand. Seeing how it will be interactive followers can submit challenges they are having within their own personal lives, and I will do my best to respond with my health professional advice. Also, there are many health myths out there, so I will be taking on these delusions head on. The blog will be the end product of my project, but hopefully I can create a following that will allow me to continue this far into the future.
Basis in Interdisciplinary Theory
Basis in Interdisciplinary Theory
I will be drawing from elements of different Interdisciplinary theories to create my interactive blogging experience. In creating this blog I will mainly be using the Transdisciplinary avenue and Broad Model. With the transdisciplinary approach it involves two different populations, people who are looking to advance their overall health, and people who have knowledge in the health field. Both of these populations are looking to gain more information. They will be receiving this information from me and my journey. With the information they are going to be getting it will come from various disciplines and I will be integrating them together so their health questions can be answered. This integration is also known as the Broad Model. This model uses the disciplinary tools to create some common ground among all of the different topics. In my case living holistically will be the common bond between all of the questions and tasks at hand.
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There is going to be a vast amount of disciplines that I am going to be pulling from to inform my readers and followers about the importance of living holistically. The main two disciplines that I am going to be using are obviously Health Promotion and Health Education, along with aspects of Nutrition. With these three as my main topics I will definitely have more than enough information to pull from when writing more research based topics for my weekly posts. Getting my blog “out” and gaining a strong following is going to be huge for the success of my overall project. Therefore I am going to have to rely heavily on communications and marketing, other known as Social Media. Seeing how almost everyone is attached at all times to some sort of media source it will be a great advantage to my capstone project. This will be the main way to communicate with my followers, and receive feedback and requests for upcoming blog posts. If I get the following that I want this could quite easily become a lifelong project that I can do, and help many people out worldwide.