Virtual Weight Loss: Online Meetings Yield Healthy Results

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Virtual Weight Loss: Online Meetings Yield Healthy Results

Online weight-loss support programs haveِ beenِ gaining inِ popularity, andِ a newِ study suggests thatِ forِ some, theyِ work betterِ than theirِ real-world counterparts inِ building a person’s confidence.
The results showed thatِ participants inِ a weight-loss support group thatِ met inِ a virtual world wereِ moreِ likelyِ to report eating healthier andِ being moreِ physically active afterِ 12 weeks thanِ those whoِ participated inِ a support group thatِ met inِ real life.
They wereِ moreِ confident inِ their ability toِ exercise, andِ more confident thatِ they wouldِ maintain theirِ real-life exercise regime inِ the face ofِ detractors, suchِ asِ bad weather orِ goingِ on vacation, saidِ study researcher Jeanne Johnston, assistant professor ofِ kinesiology atِ Indiana University.