How annoying is it to hear conflicting fitness and diet "advice?" Who should you listen to? There is just so much information out there that it can be hard to choose what and who to listen to.
Know that everything you see on social media isn't always true. There are A LOT of false claims from companies out there. Most of them are "click bait."
Let's take Kim Kardashian's Instagram for example, she has millions of followers but her posts aren't always an accurate picture of her life. She has had dodgy sponsored posts cluttering her feed at times. It doesn't mean she stands behind these companies or that she thinks you should spend your money on the products she posts.
I have good news about this. Spotting sponsored posts on social media is super easy. Any posts that aren’t a natural fit for the normal style of the source are likely to be sponsored, meaning they’re not based on fact or genuine personal experience so probably aren’t worth noting.
Figuring out what to do when it comes to your fitness is confusing. Should I be kinder to my joints by running on the grass or the pavement? Am I supposed to be working out for 20 minutes or an hour? Should I workout barefoot or in sneakers? Does what I wear really matter?
To find the answers to these questions most people use Google. Since there is so much content out there and so many opinions, you should fact-check before deciding to follow someone's advice. Research is key to not falling for false promises and empty words. Surveys, quality newspaper articles and academic reports are places you should go to do your fact checking. Instead of reading someone else’s take, form your own opinion.
It is easy to get healthy thanks to the internet but there are so many people giving their advice, and if you listen to them all it could set you back, so remember to look for factual guidance.
Jessica Bailey is a fitness instructor as well as an ambassador for Sparkly Soul, Fitfluential, Fit Approach, and Reebok! She somehow manages to fit in time to write for her own blog. Visit her website http://www.sassygirlfitnessnyc.com or you can follow her on Twitter!