SCIENCE IS GREAT — SOMETIMES.
In the field of health and fitness, science SHOULD lead the way with what we know and understand. It substantiates claims and helps guide us to what we "know" is correct. But there are two problems:
1. Many studies don't research the topics we want. Why? Because some very cool topics just don't receive funding. This is why oftentimes what happens on the training room floor or in your nutritionists office is AHEAD of the research. This is dangerous, though, as many "experts" take advantage of this reality to claim that they know the next big thing in health and fitness.
2. Studies need time to be proven both reliable and valid. People become frustrated by the overwhelming literature on different foods, exercise techniques and health trends. But just because you alter your stance on something doesn't mean it's a bad thing. It just means you're becoming smarter and improving.
The bottom line is simple: Science is the foundation of what we know, but it's not all we know. Use it as a basis of knowledge and a way to confirm certain ideas, but understand that if a fact isn't backed by science, it doesn't mean that it isn't true. It could just be that it hasn't been tested yet.
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