BBB warns: Beware of ‘too good to be true’ diet products

Looking to shed some unwanted pounds? Some people do it by hitting the gym and cutting calories. Others try to lose weight by participating in a weight loss program or buying the diet products they see in ads. If you’re in that second group, Your BBB urges you to be aware of deceptive advertising claims that sound too good…

Joining a gym? BBB has advice for those looking to shape up in 2015

Want to get fit this year? It’s one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. And joining a gym is one of the most popular ways of getting in shape. But beware: Joining a gym often means signing a contract and not all contracts are the same. Before you sign a contract, Your BBB advises you to…

BBB Warning: Some Fun Runs Promise More Than They Deliver

A Fun Run can be a great way to get or stay in shape. It’s also a great social activity–a great way to have fun. Unfortunately, not all such events are what they are cracked up to be. In fact, some never get off the ground. Better Business Bureau has been hearing lots of complaints from…

Dietary supplements could cause more harm than benefit, BBB warns

Whether you’re trying to lose weight, build muscle or just live a healthier lifestyle, supplements can aid you in achieving your desired outcome. However, Better Business Bureau urges consumers that supplements are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and urges consumers to be extra cautious before testing out a new product. According…

Get the body you want without feeling the burn in your wallet

The holidays are over and consumers are turning their thoughts toward making 2013 better than 2012. According to USA.gov, one of the most common New Years’ resolutions is to get fit. Gyms and fitness centers are more than happy to accommodate, offering countless promotions and deals. However, Better Business Bureau advises consumers to consider these…

Tips for buying health insurance

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld one of the most controversial aspects of the Affordable Care Act, sometimes referred to as Obamacare — the individual mandate. That mandate states that every American must buy health insurance, or pay a fine. There are exceptions, most notably for those that would pay more than 8 percent of…

Pet Insurance Sales Increase, Is it worth it?

The pet insurance industry has experienced a 10-fold growth over the last 10 years, increasing from one, single pet insurance company in 1997 to 11 companies today. With pet owners spending up to $650 a year on veterinary bills, pet insurance agencies help offset the costs by offering  plans from $15 to $75 a month, according…