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  • Carol Michaels

Beware of False Fitness Claims

When it comes to fitness and health programs, gimmicks are always present, as are misleading advertisements that will guarantee you the best results in a very limited amount of time. Many of the fitness and health programs that promote these activities are also usually not specific to an individual’s needs, goals, or abilities. When it comes to fitness and health programs, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

You can get the same results by doing these exercises, without all of the extra “hype” that comes with ridiculous advertisements. If a product, or a fitness and health program is trying to sell you on an easy fix for your needs, then it is definitely an option that should be avoided. Products that try to tell you that you can get rock-hard abs while sitting on the couch, or gyms that have cutting-edge equipment that can get you the results you want, are usually false claims. Many of these plans promote exercises that only require you to remain in sitting or crouching positions that require little physical effort. Exercise takes effort, and should be performed through common modes of activity including walking, biking, swimming, rowing, using resistant bands, or using your body weight.

Many fitness and health programs will also try to sell you on cutting-edge equipment that you simply can’t get fit without. Some of the best exercises can be done without expensive equipment. Cutting-edge equipment is something you should be aware of because many fitness and health programs will charge you an exorbitant amount of fees based on this premise. You don’t need to leave the comfort of your own home to find a fitness and health program that will work for you. By educating yourself, and by slowly developing your own routine, you will be on your way to accomplishing your goals and feeling better about your physical capabilities.

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