Since you've found your way to this site, you're probably interested in improving your health through proper diet and exercise. This post will help you get to know this community a little better by showing you where to find important information on rules, contests, forum organization and help with features such as posting, messaging and updating your profile. If you haven't registered yet, please take the time to do so. It only takes a few seconds.
No community can function properly without a set of rules. Before you begin posting, please make sure you're familiar with the rules of this forum. No one likes excessive regulations so I've kept them short and to the point. Read the rules here.
The first thing to do after you've signed up is to post an introduction thread. You don't have to give us all your personal details, but you can let the community know your name, where you're from and why you joined up. You can also read past intro posts so you can get to know the people who have already joined.
Question and Answers
You may also have questions on contests, post counts and max bench press points. All the answers to these types of questions can be found at the forum FAQs.
Every member has a profile that includes information such as your hobbies, favorite exercise and food. You can also upload a small picture of yourself or other graphic that represents who you are (an avatar). All new members should visit their User CP (CP is short for control panel) to update their profile settings.
The articles forum is where information on diets, exercise and staying healthy will be posted. These articles will lay out what you need to do to lose weight, gain muscle, eat healthy and a lot more. If you want to contribute an article, click the new post button while in the forum and you will be notified if it is approved.
The cardiovascular forum is where you can post and read about anything that has to do with aerobic exercise – running, biking, walking, playing sports or anything else you consider cardio.
The weightlifting forum is for questions and answers on subjects such as free weights, machines and any anaerobic workout. You can talk about exercising in a gym using barbells or at home using your own bodyweight.
The Weekly SH Fitness Challenge is a place where you can compete against other members of this forum in a weekly challenge that can be anything from puhsups to running.
The weight control and nutrition forum deals with any topics such as dieting for weight loss or weight gain, specific foods, supplements and recipes.
The health poll of the week forum is where a weekly vote will be held on a variety of issues. Guests can vote and post without registering.
The coffee table is where you can discuss any topic that isn't covered in one of the other forums – health related or not.
Help with Features
If you need help with certain features such as logging in, updating your profile or changing your password, visit the help section.