Readers who having been following our last blog entry would no doubt be eagerly awaiting the sequel to our fitness blog : “Singapore’s Fitness Culture: Where Does The Public Get Its Fitness Information From?”
As discussed in our earlier blog, most Singaporeans – in their frenzy to look good and feel good – are turning to entirely WRONG and UNRELIABLE sources for help: sources like the Internet, off-the-rack “health” and “fitness” magazines and even fellow gym-goers for advice.
By doing so, not only are they exposing themselves to the real risks of fitness MIS-information, but also putting their very own bodies, health and fitness in jeopardy.
So, where then should one turn-to for authentic, real and truthful fitness information here in Singapore?
Our panel of professional Singapore fitness coaches, consultants and trainers would like to offer the follow recommendations to our readers:
1) Research-Backed Scientific Exercise Journals
By these, we mean publications from sound and established exercise science foundations and sports science institutions. For instance, publications such as the following offer genuine, trustworthy and scientific fitness information to the public:
- Journal Of Exercise Physiology
- Journal Of Sports Science And Medicine
- Medicine And Science In Sports And Medicine
- Journal Of Strength & Conditioning
In addition to the above, fitness publications from reputable fitness organizations such as: ACSM (American College Of Sports Medicine), IDEA (International Dance & Exercise Association), ACE ( American Council On Exercise) , NCSF ( National Council On Strength And Fitness) and a handful of other fitness organizations are also trustworthy and worth a read to anyone who is into fitness.
So the next time you are tempted to reach out for that glossy, off-the-rack “fitness” magazine again, do think twice before you act.
Because you’ll be so much BETTER OFF and SAFER gleaning your fitness information from real, authentic scientific sources (such as the above-mentioned) than from those commercial, for-profit-only fitness magazines.
2) Certified Fitness Professionals And Coaches
Bona-fide fitness professionals who have undergone the full spectrum of academic studies, on-the-field practical sessions and fulfilled rigorous certifying procedures would also be a good source of fitness information for the lay person out there.
Fully qualified and certified fitness instructors, exercise trainers and sports coaches offer you a ready, on-hand source of reliable fitness information to tap upon.
These very same fitness professionals would also be the best persons to offer you in-depth, scientific fitness explanations, perspectives and understanding that you will never get by chatting to your typical gym-rat or workout buddy at your neighbourhood fitness facility.
Now that you know where to go to for accurate fitness information, there’s no reason for you to continue being a VICTIM of fitness MIS-information again.
Always remember to seek the RIGHT fitness sources, and you’ll never go wrong in your fitness pursuits ever again.