Navigation Links
Using the Internet to Promote Exercise
Date:9/12/2007

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Using the Internet to promote exercise seems like an oxymoron. "Certainly, sitting in front of a computer all day is not what we want people to be doing," says Stan Reents, PharmD, a certified personal trainer, fitness counselor, and tennis coach.

Nevertheless, the Internet is a highly effective way to deliver information right to the person who needs it. "The Internet is as much a part of American society as the automobile and the television, so we should take advantage of that when trying to reach people on an individual basis," says Reents.

Surveys by the Pew Internet & American Life Project (http://www.PewInternet.org) routinely show more and more US households with Internet access. The most recent survey from earlier this year revealed that 71% of adults have access to the Internet. This trend is expected to continue.

"I use the Internet to search for information every single day," says Reents, author of the text "Sport and Exercise Pharmacology" and creator of http://www.AthleteInMe.com.

While the Internet allows consumers to be in control of the information they receive, it also has created a situation where questionable information is freely dispensed. "It's a quality vs. quantity thing. Consumers need to be able to identify reputable sources. This is especially important when it comes to health and fitness information," says Reents, who is a former health care professional.

Some things to look for when evaluating health and fitness web sites are: What is the author's background and qualifications? Is there an editorial review process? Are facts and controversial statements substantiated? What is the source of funding? (ie., is there any conflict-of-interest?).

"All of the content on AthleteInMe.com is thoroughly researched before being posted," says Reents. "I'm compulsive about that."

AthleteInMe.com is a web site devoted to providing high-quality information on exercise, fitness, training, sports nutrition, and fitness gear for consumers and athletes. One of the features of the site is an online fitness counseling service.

For more info, contact: sales@athleteinme.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE AthleteInMe, LLC
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Poor health care in Russia maybe causing Decline in its Population
2. Multi billion-dollar suit filed against cell phone firm for causing brain tumours
3. Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery
4. Surgery using gene therapy for Alzheimer’s patient
5. Protein causing spread of colon cancer identified
6. Relief to pregnant women using fertility drugs
7. The hazards of using disinfectant hand gel
8. Ulcer causing bug found in stored food
9. Colon cancer risk linked to genes causing Hemochromatosis
10. Teens Misusing Nicotine-Replacement Products
11. Head injury X-rays may actually be causing harm
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... The Boulevard is honored ... 2pm. All events will be located in the Main West Entrance of The ... Child ID event. No appointment is necessary and each child with a parent or ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... “Wounded Woman ... “Wounded Woman Be Ye Healed-Passing On A Legacy” is the creation of published author, ... founder of Comfortbearers grief ministry. She has been happily married to her husband, ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... ... “The Trainer”: an electrifying and suspenseful gunslinger novel with a twist. “The ... imagination and an enthusiasm for action and adventure stories. , Published by ... sat looking at the thirty-three notches that lined the edges of the wooden grip ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... March 22, 2017 , ... ... publication of the first issue of its companion print magazine. The new magazine, ... cosmetic surgery thanks to information provided by board-certified doctors from across the country. ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... March 22, 2017 , ... The ... inhibitor prior authorization (PA) form for prescribers to improve patients’ access to the ... helpful tools published as part of the article entitled “PCSK9 Inhibitor Access ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/22/2017)... , 22 de marzo de 2017   ... líder de soluciones de productos y servicios para ... que ha adquirido EPL Archives, Inc., una organización ... clientes en todo el ciclo de vida de ... una muestra de archivo, almacenamiento de documentos y ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... CAESAREA, Israel, March 22, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. ... with mobile health and big data solutions, today ... and twelve month period ended December 31, 2016. ... revenues of $2.8 million, increased 241% compared to ... quarterly revenue growth throughout the entire year  ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... , March 22, 2017 Ampio Pharmaceuticals, ... development of Ampion™, a low molecular weight fraction ... announced that it is re-issuing its previous release that ... certain disclosures that are required under the NYSE ... are these additional disclosures along with the previously ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: