Are We Surprised That Dr. Oz is Wrong?
Show. Other Americans, however, may have been taken aback by the news that a trusted figure wasn’t that trustworthy — and as the researchers noted, medical talk shows in general are not very accurate and should be taken with a large grain of salt.
Dr. Oz, like other celebrity figures, has become a figure of trust through social influencing . The networks that contribute to the creation of trust are a fascinating and complex subject, but in simple terms, think about how you trust people in your own life. If a friend introduces you to a new person and says she’s trustworthy, you’re inclined to believe your friend — because you trust her, and thus you extend the same courtesy to her friends (any friend of yours is a friend of mine, right?). The same is true on a larger scale: If you trust a public figure, you also rely on that figure’s endorsements.
Oprah Winfrey is a beloved staple of American pop culture, and she’s launched numerous careers through guest appearances on her show — Dr. Oz benefited from celebrity endorsement to win the attention and trust of viewers who might otherwise have been hesitant about him. Oprah was effectively the friend making the personal introduction and offering the endorsement, but unfortunately for Americans, she wasn’t a very good judge of character.
Achieve Fitness Success in 2015: Tips from Topical BioMedics and Celebrity ...
New Year’s resolutions can quickly fall by the wayside, but there are steps that can be taken to help achieve and maintain health and fitness goals. Topical BioMedics, Inc., and bicoastal celebrity fitness trainers Laurie Towers and Elite-Ilit Ziegelman offer simple, effective tips and strategies for success.
Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) December 31, 2014
The New Year is here! January is a time of new beginnings, when people are inspired to take action so they’ll look and feel better—which usually includes losing weight and shaping up. Topical BioMedics, Inc., the makers of natural Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream formulas, and celebrity fitness trainers and radio show co-hosts Laurie Towers and Elite-Ilit Ziegelman offer the following tips for getting a new regimen off to the right start and strategies for saying the course so it becomes a lifestyle.
Ms. Towers, who founded Physical Advantage in Manhattan and Los Angeles and co-founded The Bridal Body Shop on the east and west coasts with personal trainer Ms. Ziegelman says, “Interestingly, the fitness industry is a multibillion dollar one that tends to work for people mainly in the short term rather than the long run. We have a tendency to use getting into shape—or the ideology of it—based on a calendar incentive rather than a general way of living. We don’t invest in what I call our ‘Physical 401k’ and it truly is about everything we do for our bodies now that determines how well we age. Embracing a regimen of healthy eating and exercise as a lifestyle is the only way to see results.”