In the News: Contagious Weight Loss
A new study published online in the journal Obesity found that people who worked out with a group or team lost a similar amount of weight. Researchers from The Miriam Hospital and Brown University analyzed results of more than 3,300 participants from the 2009 Shape Up Island campaign and found that people who felt motivated by their team increased their odds of losing weight by up to 20 percent. Is your gym buddy slowing you down? Find a new workout partner who’s motivated.