Solon: Informed decisions on health and wellness (Part 2)


Fitness Station

HOW do we make better decisions with our health? How do you know that you’re guided well in your fitness, health and wellness journey?


Whoever is giving you advice must be able to draw facts from research and empirical data. One can’t rely on anecdotal evidence when it comes to health.


Health, more often than not, is a simple science. Simple doesn’t mean easy. If the health advice you’re getting sounds like rocket science then there’s a chance you’re being misled.

No gimmicks

If someone says it’s the “newest” thing in fitness, there’s a chance you’re being conned.

No magic tricks

Health, wellness and fitness is not a magic trick. Nothing comes easy. You can’t lose 400 calories in four minutes.

Point and counter-point

When one gives fitness advice, he must, more often than not, be able to say what the pros and cons are of his suggestions. For example, if someone says a vegetarian diet is superior, he must be able to say why, what are the drawbacks and how it may compare with other strategies.

Health is confusing because there’s so much information out there. To be a better consumer you have to sieve through the information and ensure that what you’re doing is sound foryour body.


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