How to Write Popular Health and Fitness Evergreen Articles

Are Your Health and Fitness Articles Red Hot?

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Tips to Success in Composing the Health & Fitness Article

Start with what is popular and then find a niche. For example, people want to be able to find well-written content about not only food, but healthy food. The best diet articles can offer good information for evergreen content since the evidence of dietary contributions to good health mount daily. The evergreen content that is written by the best web content writers is something that can inspire you to adjust diet.

A large number of consumers online are looking for inspirational content that lets them know how to lose weight and get in shape; they want to be able to find content that has a clear explanation as well. The dietary instructions need to be clear. Examples of this structure, particularly inspirational work, can help develop your own inspirational style. Nothing inspires a reader more than knowing she is reading material that is right. Make sure that your facts discussed can be easily supported in a search. Nothing inspires a reader more than knowing she is reading material that is correct.

The best web content fits current needs of diet. A dietician's website can help the writer understand the major points of dieting toward a particular goal. I suggest reading dietitianadvice.com. These caveats not only ensure safe health, but protect the writer. You are trying to guide the reader, not treat him. Making that clear engenders trust.

Health and fitness articles online aid readers about a number of fitness issues. An article may help the reader consider how much he should ride a bike or run . Though the first reaction by most people tends to be, "Ugh!", good health and fitness writers tend to know how to lighten the load with humor. Here is an example of humor that draws interested but maybe reluctant readers to read on.

Example-
From Rev Up Your Metabolism! - IdeaFit :

"Winter is nearly over, but is your metabolism still in hibernation? Even if your metabolic rate is slower than a snail climbing a hill of molasses, there are ways to ignite your calorie-burning machine."

Advise the reader to consult with her doctor to guarantee that she is reading web content that truly fits her situation.

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Young people particularly need to cut off potential health problems early. An individual that cares about freelance writing may offer ideas on how to make sure a young person is able to go outside, have things to do, or remain active. You want to make sure that general advice for kids is to stay active and focus on safety when they are playing outside.

Realize that childhood diseases can be prevented! Childhood health issues can turn into long-term health problems. Don't forget to include any ideas relevant to prevention of disease. You don't want the reader to end up losing a limb because you were unable to research, for example, diabetes related issues, including how to prevent it and what not to forget to do when treating.

A good example of this would be reporting about foot ulcers and implications for diabetics. Properly fitting socks are essential. Preventing pressure or rubbing due to slightly ill-fitting shoes or abnormalities including hammertoes or bunions is paramount. If these ulcers are a result of diabetes, infection can set in silently. Poor sensation in the feet allows this to happen. Once infected, diabetics have an even harder time fighting it because of higher sugar levels. Folks who cannot explain foot ulcers need to consult a physician.

The List Article-

Remember, list articles are very popular. Don't forget to include a list in the body of your work whether it is a list article or not - the reader gets the point quickly and it emphasizes the importance of the health issue - if it's listed, it will seem more important.

Quoted from, Five Ways Play Benefits Kids - TheAtlantic

1. Play gives children a chance to find and develop a connection to their own self-identified and self-guided interests.
2. It is through play that children first learn how to make decisions, solve problems, exert self control, and follow rules.
3. Children learn to handle their emotions, including anger and fear, during play.
4. Play helps children make friends and learn to get along with each other as equals.
5. Most importantly, play is a source of happiness.

The best health and fitness articles are going to make the reader focus on different ways to guarantee a strategy to deal with health concerns. For example, good content may give you a chance to learn how to deal with a parent's high blood pressure concerns. It is true that their child may have blood pressure issues, but it is, at the same time, relatively rare. A young person that gets stressed on a regular basis can have blood pressure issues when they get older, however. See, Genetic Testing for Kids, is it a Good Idea?

People should know that when they are involved with online article writing of health-related subjects, the content must be correct. Health and fitness articles should not tell you strawberries can give you a rash if there is no medical evidence to verify that strawberries actually give people rashes, for example. Strawberries CAN result in hives on the face, but look for the supporting evidence.


There exists online content that can verify which diets work best. The South Beach diet may work well for someone while another person may simply want to try a strict detox diet. Regardless of the subject of dieting you are writing about, there is one key ingredients to the successful diet article.

Key Ingredient #1.

You want to emphasize the "value added" in your writing. Mention not only what the diet does and how to do it, but emphasize the lasting results from things like recipes, life-long healthy eating habits, and most of all, how diet can revitalize. I suggest reading this, The Best Detox Diet by Celynnerasmus.

If myths abound about a diet, make sure to include what they are. For example, a number of people think incorrectly that you do not get the right amount of fiber with a detox diet.
The more popular articles show you that you can get enough fiber during a detox diet. Know what to emphasize if your writing includes an element of myth-busting. Because the detox diets have been around a long time, and obesity is such a big issue (check it out), diet can be pretty well ensured of being a popular evergreen subject for some time.

Many good fitness related articles give information about vitamins and weightlifting. In particular, weight lifting and other strength enhancing regimens can improve confidence. Freelance writers like the idea of making people feel truly confident and secure in the reader's body image. There is a huge audience of readers on the Internet who enjoy articles that make them feel that they are truly headed in the right direction when it comes to their health. I enjoyed this sentence in an article, "The growing team of runners, cyclists, and yogis, are putting one foot in front of the other for their friends, family, and complete strangers who have served our country, to show them that while they may be broken – physically, mentally, or emotionally – they can conquer it all."

Since many people believe in learning about good fitness, the subject of weight lifting provides lots of material. The interest in online articles dealing with the subject can be validated by simply looking at print media on your local magazine shelf at the hometown grocery store. Readers want to be able to find a way to workout and get into shape for a better physical and emotional outlook.

Elliptical Exercise Equipment

Here is an idea that can help aleve the boredom of running. A description of what is observed while running can motivate a younger person. The Swedes have a word for a technique in distance running that reduces its monotony - it is called Fartlek (I know!), and according to my high school coach it involves not only varying intervals in running (I don't care how far the run is!) but observing nature as you run. Put a word like that in your article and it is bound to get a reaction. Obviously, again, the writer implores the reader to be safe while jogging the neighborhood.

Instilling good eating habits in children is a huge market for articles. Writers need to make sure that the reader knows about the healthy food that is available at the grocery store. The goal of the health and fitness article writer is to go from a problem (a negative) and develop the subject smoothly, manifesting a positive, constructive bent throughout an article.

Trying to write an introductory paragraph can give a freelancer fits. I have never heard of a writer who has not met writer's block. Freelance health writers do not give up when hitting a momentary barrier. At times I have resorted to thinking of a compelling question as a lead off. This is what I wrote in a health article once, and may be a trick to getting your brain turned around and to defeating this dastardly affliction.

Example-

Thin skin got you down? This veteran thin-skinned geezer has all the answers for living comfortably with this common malady.

Conclusion-
Readers have an insatiable appetite for good health and wellness, and fitness articles. Usually these people are driven to maximize their own wellness. Whether it is a mental state of long standing, or because of the cost involved with health clubs, equipment, or medical services, the "evergreenness" of the subject provides plenty of food for thought in the aspiring writer. Whatever the niche health subject, write to a positive end using the suggestions above. While not all-inclusive, this is my perspective of how to create quality content articles with broad appeal.

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john000 22 months ago from Superior, Arizona Author

So very true. The art of re-angling is important. Thanks for the comment.


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DeborahNeyens 22 months ago from Iowa

Good advice! Having a niche is good. Not only do you become an expert, you end up with a body of work that can be reused in different ways with new angles.


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prasetio30 23 months ago from malang-indonesia

Very informative hub and I learn much from this hub. Thanks for writing and sharing with us. Vote up and Happy New Year to you!


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Nell Rose 23 months ago from England

Hi, I write a lot of health hubs, and yes you are totally right, I actually write about the stuff that happened to me so I know it inside out, and that's the key, write what you know, even thin skin, as you mentioned, and boy do I know about that one! lol! great article, voted up and shared! nell

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