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Are fitness general health questions on topic?

This is coming from the question on active versus passive stretching. From the help section on off topic - the rules of a sport a purchase recommendation nutrition unrelated to exercise, such as food ...
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What fitness equipment is on topic?

What fitness gear and equipment is actually on topic? One important category of equipment that would be off topic are bicycles, because they have their dedicated site. So we should assume, every ...
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Fitness device clarification

There is a question on the main site about best smart watch to sync with a phone. I closed it as off topic, as my interpretation of the "gear and gadgets used during exercise" has been how to use the ...
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Software and site scope

There have been a couple of questions recently regarding websites and software on the main site that I interpret as being off topic. Namely these two questions: Body animation - Asking for a software ...
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What is our stance on questions asking for datasets?

What is our stance on questions asking for datasets? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Subject: Dataset of bodybuilding exercises I am looking for a dataset of bodybuilding exercises ...
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What is the difference between Phsyical Fitness SE and Sports SE?

I'm having trouble understanding this difference, if anybody could help me out a bit it would be appreciated. For instance there are many questions and tags on this site about sports, including (two) ...
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Time to change one of our "not about" topics?

See for reference: Questions about the practice of medicine: Questions about CEU's, and a good response with other site examples. Our own meta on attracting experts Both of these embrace expert ...
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Medical advice and injuries related to exercise

I don't understand why https://fitness.stackexchange.com/q/19252/3806 was closed as off-topic. The question deals with an exercise-related injury, which is on topic according to https://fitness.meta....
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Why are nutrition questions off limits? [duplicate]

This site seeks to promote physical fitness. Obviously aerobic exercises and lifting weights can help someone achieve fitness, but so can improved nutrition. Why are we preventing questions centered ...
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Can I ask about internships?

I want to ask this question in this site. I didn't know where else to ask this. "I have decided to switch my career. I want to enter into the fitness world. I see myself as a fitness instructor. Can ...
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On Topic: Questions about effectiveness of equipment

I am looking for information on equipment specifically what works and what doesn't eg. does TRX work. I can read reviews but in general I find that SE gives better answers. I know how to ask in that I ...
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Is a question about increasing my pain tolerance for electronic muscle stimulation on topic?

I'm considering asking the following question: How can I increase my pain tolerance for electronic muscle stimulation? I'm participating in a research study about strength training. As part of the ...
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Policy on diet questions

There are a lot of questions in the review queue that are marked with the nutrition off topic reason. Questions on nutrition are off-topic unless they relate directly to exercise. Some of those ...
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Is our sites title justified?

Wikipedia on Physical Fitness: Physical fitness comprises two related concepts: general fitness (a state of health and well-being), and specific fitness (a task-oriented definition based on the ...
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What constitutes shopping questions?

I recently stumbled across this question: What should I look for in a jump rope?, which was given 2 up-votes and reasonable answers. Should this be closed as a shopping question?
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Are questions about choosing specific martial arts disciplines for fitness purposes in scope?

Are questions about choosing specific martial arts disciplines for fitness purposes in scope? E.g. choosing one for a young child to improve hand-eye coordination and cardio fitness, with minimal ...
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Should the FAQ be amended to address drug use?

What to do with dangerous answers? From this question, a topic for discussion. A few points that I can see that would be problematic: Not illegal everywhere - Examples are marijuana and a few other ...
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How to deal with personal recommendations?

We get a lot of questions where people post their training plan and diet and want us to improve it. Examples are: How can I improve my training program to become leaner and increase strength? How to ...
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What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site?

Citing from The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta: 5. What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site? Imagine you’ve just gotten on an elevator with a friendly stranger. You have precisely ...
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Should "general weight loss advice" be on-topic?

As a follow-up to What should our FAQ contain?, should "general weight loss advice" be included in the off-topic list? It seems to me that weight control is an essential part of fitness, and ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

As you all know there has been some discussion regarding what the scope of our site should be, therefore we would like your opinion on what our FAQ should contain. I've posted the draft several users ...
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Is this site in a state of chaos?

There are consistent meta questions about the scope of this site. Even the mods ask questions in meta too. It seems to me that even a mod can't judge the scope of this site. What's the matter with the ...
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What is our intended user base?

There's been some discussion of scope lately. Looking at the lousy number of questions and middling user numbers) it occurs to me that we're not really arguing about questions or scope. It's that ...
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Reviewing the site scope: balance between Fitness and Nutrition?

Lately I've been getting more worried about the scope of our site. First there's the problem with medical and general health questions popping up regularly and second the balance between Fitness and ...
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Are ergonomics on topic for fitness?

I've been searching for a new chair to sit in at home, and I'm wondering if Fitness is the best place to ask ergonomic-related questions. I've search other Stack Exchange sites, and there doesn't seem ...
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Is this nutrition (not fitness) question on-topic here?

I'm deciding whether to migrate this question from Seasoned Advice or just close it as off-topic: What is responsible for the recent (last 5-10 years) increase in attention to gluten-free foods? It'...
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Where does Fitness stop and General Health start?

We've been getting several questions that I believe are more about General Health than on Fitness & Nutrition. It might make me look like a jackass for closing questions from users who just joined ...
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This site should be taking a lot users away from bodybuilding.com

Why arent we? Bodybuilding.com is a giant mess of a site stuck about 6 years in the past. It does have a lot of useful information if you are willing to wade through the mess of trolls and spam, ...
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Subjectivity & Scope: Where is the line on this site?

A large slice of the questions on here are subjective. Given the nature of the subject I don't think that can be avoided and I don't have a problem with it. I guess I'm just having a harder time ...
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Should the scope be expanded to Fitness & Sports?

Rhea proposed changing the name of the site to Fitness & Well-being. However, after looking at some of the discussion on Area51 I suggested a different title: Fitness & Sports I'll reiterate ...
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What should we do with "how long is a piece of string" type questions

There are several questions now which are not poorly written, however they have no definitive answer. Questions like these are very easy to answer and if you are first can get some upvotes. Examples: ...
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Are questions regarding the assessment of nutritional products considered on-topic?

I'm seeing quite a bit questions that are asking: Is nutritional product X bad for me? Just how bad is soda for you? So what's the deal with aspartame? Effect of eating McDonalds and other fast food ...
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