Online Technology, Mainly The Use Of Internet, Was Not

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Online technology, mainly the use of internet, was not prevalent until the 1990s. The ease of finding information on any topic took time and effort before the internet took over. This meant that if one wanted to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle, he or she must actively be searching for the information. Sources such as fitness magazines, commercial ads, and articles in the newspaper were the popular outlets of the fitness industry that helped lead people to healthier lives pre-1990s. Misinformation was propagated throughout these fitness magazines according to a study done by Shimansky which says, “while many of the magazines in the study did cover a variety of topics each month, they were generally superfluous and not accurately …show more content…

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