Not too long ago, a friend of mine suggested that I acquire some sort of health and/or fitness certification in order to instill more trust upon my visitors here at The Health Realist.
Well, as much as I appreciated his good intentions, I explained to him that pursuing such an endeavor just wouldn’t be worthwhile.
First of all, I don’t expect health and fitness related work to be a major source of income for me. This is just a blog that earns me some extra money every time I sell a Squatty Potty or Convict Conditioning book. It’s not a full-time job, and I’ve never expected it to be.
More to the point, though, I want this blog to appeal to intelligent people who can think critically enough to understand that the legitimacy of a claim based upon the authority and/or popularity (or lack thereof) of the person expressing it. Continue reading