Want to Lose Weight? Try Teamwork
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Weight Loss Influenced by Team Support, Researchers Say
Feb. 17, 2012 — Weight loss may be influenced by joining a team.
A new study shows that people who shed at least 5% of their initial body weight during a weight loss competition were likely to be on the same teams. Those who said their teammates played a large role in their weight loss were more likely to lose a significant amount of weight.
The findings appear in Obesity.
Shows like The Biggest Loser often have team-, family-, or couples-based competitions that harness the power of peer influence when it comes to weight loss.
“People around us affect our health behaviors,” says researcher Tricia Leahey, PhD. She is with The Miriam Hospital’s Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center and is an assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Alpert Medical School of Brown University in P…………… continues on WebMD
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Offseason Weight Loss Continues to Serve Kevin Love Well as NBA Heads Towards …
News from Sports Radio Interviews:
February 17, 2012 – 6:20 am by Eric Schmoldt
Kevin Love put in the work during the offseason to make sure that he’d been in shape if and when an NBA season rolled around. Love lost 20 to 25 pounds to come back in better shape, and it’s something that he can point to now as he makes his way through a shorter, yet busier season following the lockout.
Love missed a pair of games recently after being suspended, but is averaging more than 25 points and 14 rebounds per game. He’ll participate in another All-Star Game next weekend and the coinciding 3-point contest as well. Oh, and just to put the icing on the cake, apparently he’s going to have an octopus named after him. Top that.
Kevin Love joined ESPN 1600 in Minneapolis with Judd and Phunn to discuss having an octopus named after him, next week’s All-Star festivities, the importance of off days during this crazy schedule, how his weight loss is affecting him this deep into a season, a recent contract extension and his recent two-game suspension.
What is this about an octopus being named after you at the aquarium at the Mall of America?:
“Yeah, I guess that is the case. … The head of our PR, he mentioned…………… continues on Sports Radio Interviews