Essex Born Health and Fitness Website Receives International Recognition

Essex based has passed its review by Health On the Net Foundation and received a certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode.
Aug. 21, 2012 - PRLog -- In July 2012 passed the The Health on the Net review process and received its new Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode.

What Is HONcode?

Online health advice is a rapidly growing business, and while there are many excellent websites offering health and fitness advice, many are also marketing products and services which are not regulated. These often use aggressive sales tactics to sell products which have no medical or health benefit to the customers (commonly referred to as "snake oil").

The Health on the Net Foundation (HON) is a non-government body which maintains a database of trustworthy health websites. Its aim is to provide people with a way to quickly check a website's credentials. To receive the HONcode certification a websites must show that it is a real authority on health; that it provide complimentary information; that it respects the confidentiality of its users; that is cites the sources and dates of medical information; that it justifies its claims and provides objective information; that it is transparent, accessible and that it clearly distinguishes advertising from editorial content.

The HONcode certification is an ethical standard aimed at offering quality health information, and they have declared that "The health Website MotleyHealth is in compliance with the HONcode".

The Future of Health and Fitness Advice?

Although you really cannot beat having a fitness instructor and dietician guide you in person, this unfortunately is not an option for so many people. The Internet provides a lifeline to those in need, and websites such as MotleyHealth are becoming central to this.

About MotleyHealth

MotleyHealth was started in 2006 by Jon Wade from his home in Chelmsford, Essex. MotleyHealth was developed to provide simple, easy to understand health, diet and exercise advice that is free to all.

Jon's interest in fitness started in 1992 when he joined a kung-fu class at university. Over the years he trained in many styles and complimented his martial arts classes with weight training. To further improve the quality of information provided Jon studied health science with the Open University and has received a Certificate in Health Sciences.

MotleyHealth was initially started a hobby while Jon was working full time in the banking sector. However, in 2009 the changing world economy resulted in the relocation of his job from London to Glasgow and he was made redundant. It was then that he decided to end his 12 year career in banking to pursue his real passion full time. In the last 3 years the website has been transformed from a simple hobby blog into an internationally recognized digital brand that receives over 4 million visitors annually from all around the world.
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