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Unformatted text preview: Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Chapter 15 – Wellness Section Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Western vs. Alternative Medicine Western vs. Alternative Medicine • Alternative Medicine (Integrative medicine) • Natural products – herbal medicines, botanicals, vitamins • Mind and body practices – meditation, yoga, hypnotherapy • Belief that body, mind, and spirit all contribute to good health • More personal attention • Includes: • Acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal medicine, homeopathy and naturopathic medicine, massage therapy • Costs are typically lower than conventual medicine; however, not covered by insurance Quackery and Fraud • • • Advertisements based on testimonials, unproven claims, secret research, half-truths, and quick-fix statements Deception in Advertising • Information about products and services is not necessarily reliable. Deception in the Media: • Health claims are often exaggerated or falsely portrayed to make a profit Tips to Avoid Unreliable Information Online • Look for government, university, non-profit, or well-known medical school websites • Look for credentials of the person or organization sponsoring the site • Check when the site was last updated • Check the appearance of the information on the site • Exercise caution if the site’s sponsor is trying to sell a product • On informational sites that don’t sell a product but contain ads, check the source of supporting funds. • Compare a site’s content to other credible sources • Note the address and contact information for the company • Be on the alert for companies that claim to be innovators while criticizing competitors or the government for being closed minded • Watch for advertisers that use valid medical terminology in an irrelevant context or use psuedomedical jargon to sell their product • Look for more medical research presented in the information Where do I start in pursuit of fitness? FUTURE FITNESS GOALS • Finding a gym • Personal training/group training • Individual and at-home fitness options BEAUTY IN ADAPTABILITY The majority of people who drop out of a fitness routine do so because they lose interest! Your #1 priority = make fitness FUN! You are more likely to experience lifelong fitness if you are willing to try new things. ...
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