Over the course of this month, we discussed different ways to ensure the information you find about health and fitness online is legit, quality information. In today’s post, we are providing a short fitness resource checklist to keep on hand when evaluating the quality of online advice. Additionally, we are listing some of our own favorite online resources.
Health & Fitness Resource Criteria Checklist
Use this checklist as a reference when evaluating online health and fitness resources.
◊ Health claims are supported by references
◊ Author name, bio, and qualifications are easy to view
◊ Publication date is clearly displayed
◊ Article acknowledges opposing points of view
◊ Advertisements are distinguished from editorial content
◊ Website contact information is available
◊ The website owner is displayed
Online Health & Fitness Resource List
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
The Academy has over 100,000 credentialed practitioners — registered dietitian nutritionists, dietetic technicians, registered, and other dietetics professionals holding undergraduate and advanced degrees in nutrition and dietetics, and students — and is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education, and advocacy.
American Council on Exercise (ACE)
ACE believes that well-qualified health and fitness professionals must become recognized as health providers and become authorized to provide prevention and wellness intervention services in the healthcare environment. It’s about helping keep people from getting sick in the first place, and helping those with chronic conditions to help themselves just a little bit more.
BUILTLEAN believes fitness is a lifestyle that can lead to a longer, fuller, and happier life. You are built lean; it’s just a matter of finding a fitness lifestyle that works for you.
AthleteInMe.com® is a comprehensive source of information on exercise and fitness, fitness gear, and sports nutrition. Quite honestly, we believe it is the best exercise resource on the net.
With all that said, are you tired of digging around the internet or looking for more personalized advice? Well, that’s what we’re here for! 🙂
This information is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. All material in this article is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise, or other health program.