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Health News: Fact or Fiction?

by: Amanda Vogel, MA

It's easier than ever to spread bogus health information online. Here's how to help your clients figure out what's real.

Reviewing health and fitness news on the internet can produce a minefield of misinformation. Anybody can open a social media account, build a polished website with DIY templates and set up shop as a self-appointed health and fitness expert. And people who do this can lend their work an air of authority by mimicking the design and presentation of authoritative health-news sources.

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IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 14, Issue 7

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About the Author

Amanda Vogel, MA

Amanda Vogel, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Amanda Vogel, MA, is a presenter, group exercise instructor and the owner of Active Voice, a writing, editing and consulting service for the fitness industry. She writes for leading magazines, including IDEA, Women's Health, Prevention, and Oxygen, and has co-authored books on both yoga and postnatal fitness (Baby Boot Camp: The New Mom's 9-Minute Fitness Solution). With a master's degree in human kinetics, Amanda has worked in the fitness industry for more than 17 years, including time spent as a program director and vice president for a chain of all-women clubs in Vancouver, British Columbia. She manages social media accounts for major fitness companies, brands and public figures, including BOSU and Amy Dixon Fitness.