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Two thirds of what "fitfluencers" say is wrong? | 50% Facts

A new study by BMC Public Health analyzing the posts of fitness influencers shows that about two-thirds of what they post on social media is wrong…and may be doing more harm than good.

Should there be some kind of vetting performed on the information they provide, should they be banned for posting self-serving misinformation, or is this just a “buyer beware” situation?

We chat about these questions and offer a critical piece of advice for evaluating any social media post.

Dean Saddoris joined us for this one. You can find Dean on IG @deansaddoris.ck and at caffeineandkilos.com

Listener resources:

Fitness influencers study https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-023-15232-7

New York Times coverage https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/10/well/move/fitness-influencers.html

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