Do Your Research

Ok so you’ve decided to make a change in your life.  You want to lose weight, become healthier, or just learn some new things.  But, you wonder where to start.  In today’s day and age, we are bombarded by information.  We can find things on the internet, in the newspaper, or from our next door neighbor.  We can read blogs, research articles, news stories, take classes, or just read our facebook feed. With all this information at our fingertips, it can be difficult to determine fact from fiction.

So how do you determine what’s true and what’s not?  For the best results do your research.  Read up on a topic from several sources.  Pick from the most reliable sources in that field.  On the internet, anyone can all themselves a professional.  Make sure you are reading information from a reliable source. 

For starters, read articles from websites with endings such as .org, .edu, and .info.  Only read blogs and webpages from trusted professionals with reliable and science based credentials including and not limited to MD, CSCS, ACSM personal trainer, and RDs.  You wouldn’t get advice about nutrition from a computer professional, would you?

Better yet, contact a professional in your area.  We are always happy to provide information and guidance.  We can even work with you one on one and give you individual advice.

Check these great resources for science based information:

Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics: http://www.Eatright.org

American Heart Association: http://www.heart.org

American Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.org

American College of Sports Medicine: http://www.ACSM.org

National Strength & Conditioning Association: http://www.NSCA.com

 Everyday: Eat, Move, and Improve!

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