I recently stumbled upon the Facebook page of an acquaintance I hadn’t seen in a long time. As I scrolled through their wall I was astounded by the amount of misinformation there was particularly regarding COVID-19 safety protocols.
Sadly there can be a lot of erroneous information provided online and social media sites can be some of the worst culprits of this. People often repeat things that they’ve heard or read without doing the due diligence of verifying the information for accuracy.
When it comes to health and wellness this can have profound negative effects. Injuries are common for those attempting exercise routines that are unrealistic or without proper guidance. When it comes to dieting, malnutrition and eating disorders are very common for those looking to lose weight quickly or have an unhealthy image of their own bodies.
There is no single magic solution to being healthy. Often times trying to find a quick solution can be more detrimental than helpful. If you come across a piece of information that seems to good to be true than it probably is. Be wary of anyone promoting a product or service that claims to be “the answer” that will solve everything.
When it comes to your health always get a second (or even third) opinion and consult with your primary care physician before starting any diet or exercise routine to ensure you can begin safely.
Originally posted on meatitate.com