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Entries in media messages (2)

Tuesday
Jun022015

The 5 Most Unproductive Health Messages We Inherit

The health and fitness field certainly has no shortage of conflicting opinions.

Published studies with various (and sometimes questionable) funding sources, research and development in the food and pharmaceutical industries, not to mention the endless number of bloggers, commercials, and gimmicks all play a role in the whirlwind of wellness confusion.

While it might feel more comfortable to ignore it all and resort back to long-held viewpoints, the longevity of a health message doesn’t necessarily determine its accuracy.

The power of repetition is mighty - whether it's in the media culture or around our kitchen tables. We all have familiar, standard messages that we either grew up with or we've heard so often that we've accepted them as truth.

Here are five common concepts that are surprisingly unproductive for your health. 

 

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Sunday
Feb082015

How to Assess those “Best & Worst Diets” Ratings 

Every year media sources offer their assessments of popular diet philosophies, but what should we ultimately take from these rankings? 

If you’re like most Americans after the holidays, diets are on your mind - and media conglomerates know that. It's prime time to grab readers' attention with claims of which “diets” can make this year's health picture different (or better?) than the last. 

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