The use of social networks not only generates bad news. It's time to look at the issue with other eyes - and arguments. Sharing small achievements toward healthy goals helps us get there.
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The research was done by the American University in Washington (United States).
In it were analyzed 33 people in two weight loss groups (surgical and non-surgical).
Everyone posted regularly on social media about their experiences.
Your online activity on this subject has been monitored over four years.
As a result, sharing successes and setbacks helped participants in their commitment to weight loss.
"Sharing information and photos about weight loss goals in the virtual space is a key factor in motivating behaviors."
The synthesis is by co-author of the study, Dr. Sonya Grier.
On the one hand, sharing allows relative anonymity as you restrict (or not) your profiles.
On the other hand, I offer access and availability to create a “community” of friends that helps keep her motivated.
Do you send nudes?
Not quite, so be careful what you expose.
The study was published in Journal of Interactive Marketing.
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