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LABS Name ____________________________________________________________ Date ___________________________ Instructor _________________________________________________________ Section _________________________ Evaluating Fitness Products
Complete this activity to evaluate fitness advertisements you see or hear regularly. Find three examples (from magazines, TV or radio
ads, or online) of misleading or false claims on fitness or health products. Answer the following questions for each of your products.
1. What are two specific things (images or statements) that are false or misleading in the ad?
1. Drink green tea to lose weight.
2. Wonder drink that removes belly fats and improves eye sight. 2. What makes them false? Support your answer with information you learned in class.
By just drinking something will not remove belly fats, you have to exercise and stay active for optimal wellness. 3. What are the credentials of the author or person endorsing the project? Is the information provided by an expert in the field of
exercise science or physical fitness?
The person endorsing the project clams to be a nutritionist, but the information provided is not by an expert in physical
fitness field. 4. Are the benefits of the product realistic?
To a certain extent, drinking green tea is healthy, but in order to achieve optimal health you need exercise. 5. Does the ad contain gimmick words, such as “quick,” “spot reduce,” or “just minutes a day”?
Yes, it says drink this product every day lose weight quickly. 6. Is the main purpose of the ad to provide useful information or only to sell a product?
The main purpose of the ad is the sell the product and make money. To submit the completed lab, save the form to your computer and email it to
your instructor or upload it to their digital dropbox as directed. ...
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