Burn Fat Plan.com – It appears that social media sites like Twitter may help people burn fat by having other social media users encouraging weight loss with “tweets” and other encouragement to help the dieters in their Burn Fat Plans
According to researchers from the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health, found the more status updates people read relating to healthy eating and exercise, the more weight they were likely to lose.
On average, for every 10 Twitter updates read, they lost on average 0.5 per cent of their body weight.
Lead researcher Brie Turner-McGrievy said it was the first study to examine the use of Twitter as part of a ‘behavioural weight loss intervention’.
‘The results show that those who regularly used Twitter as part of a mobile weight loss program lost more weight,’ she said.
The study followed 96 overweight and obese men and women split into two groups over a six-month period. They all had a phone with an internet facility.
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