Get fit quick advertising schemes are always entertaining, especially the ones that promise huge results. It is hard to believe that you could "Melt inches off your waistline" just by rocking back and forth on a chair or lose that gut by electrically zapping your abs. Scams like these are the perfect example of pseudoscience. Pseudoscience is "science" that isnt supported or researched using the scientific method. Extraordinary claims are usually a dead giveaway, as is the lack of independent lab testing or testing at all. In my time working retail, I saw a lot of products claiming to change your life in a few easy sessions. One product that moved off the shelves really fast was a device that promised to eliminate extra chins by essentially having you do chin presses against a spring. While this may work, if you continue to eat unhealthily, you wont lose those chins. Individuals are extremely willing to buy into easy fixes for small (or large) problems without doing any real research on the topic. For this reason, pseudoscience equals money, and therefore continues to exist. A very popular recent exercise device is the ShakeWeight. It promises amazing results by using it six minutes per day for an undefined period of time. This could be a week, a month, or ten years. It also claims to have been scientifically proven, but provides no link to research or any lab names beyond the company that holds the patent for it. https://www.shakeweight.com/ The principle of extraordinary claims can be applied with this scenario. No evidence is provided besides a couple user testimonies and a demonstrative video. In small print at the bottom of the page, the site states that the ShakeWeight also comes with an exercise program. In order to attain the results you desire, proper diet and exercise are necessities. So, what real purpose does the ShakeWeight serve if diet and exercise would do the job just fine? Why is there no legitimate research posted on their website? How come the only button on the site is to purchase it? The simple answer: its a scam.
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