Consumer Reports Give Fitness Tips

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

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When we decide to lose weight, we are vulnerable. There were times when I felt like I was willing to do ANYTHING to lose the weight. Companies prey on that. One way to find out whether a product is good or not is to find an independent reviewer to rate the product. That’s where Consumer Reports comes in.

Consumer Reports is a non-profit organization that rates everything under the sun from cars to blenders. They have a large selection of health and fitness ratings. Just recently they rated the popular diet plans, putting Weight Watchers, Slim-Fast and The Zone (men’s menu) at the highest and giving Atkins the lowest rating.

They are a subscription site, so to see their ratings, you have to pay a yearly or monthly fee. There are a couple of their articles that are free, however.

Each article is a simple introduction to its respective subject. The Stability Ball entry is really thorough with a few exercises demonstrated with descriptions and pictures. They are a good introduction to Consumer Reports as well. If you are planning on buying a piece of pricey exercise equipment and have no idea where to start, they are worth the one-time monthly fee to search their ratings. The $5 fee is the cost of one magazine, but you get to search four years of issues. Don’t get ripped off by cheap exercise products and unscrupulous nutritionists. Check it out before you buy it with Consumer Reports.

Via: Consumer Health Digest – May 10, 2005


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