Friday, July 30, 2010

Surf the Web AND Lose Weight? What?

God bless the Internet. It's provided millions of jobs, including great work for myself and Ryan. During my time off this summer, I've spent countless hours on the Web for work and fun. But according to an article recently published by TIME, research shows that the Internet can be of great assistance during your weight loss journey.

The new study, conducted over a two-and-a-half-year period, found that the more often people logged on to a website, the more likely they were to maintain weight loss. Of course, it wasn't just any old website, but one that investigators at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research (KPCHR) had designed specifically to help people keep the pounds off.

Pretty interesting, right? As I've briefly chatted about here, I chart my meal plans and calories, and fitness hours online via SparkPeople. It helps me remain completely accountable for what I am doing in order to get fit and healthy.

That was the main reason for creating Fighting the Pudge, too. I want to keep myself in line and have the proof to show for it, not just the pounds.

Also, perusing the Web for interesting and healthy recipes is a blast, not to mention incredibly motivating. Having the chance to speak with others who are also tracking their fitness and food has been encouraging as well. So far, this kind of interaction has been great in my weight loss journey. I know it'll continue to be an asset in the future.

Does the Internet help you with keeping on track with your fight to be fit?

4 comments:

  1. I agree with being accountable but only to please yourself. Eating and living a healhy life is such an amazing journey its nice to know there is no set "goal". I have some good recipes on my blog www.mrs-adventure.com you should check out.

    Ok back to browsing your bloggy!

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  2. Thanks Mrs. Adventure! Your blog rules! Thank you so much for reading. xx

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  3. Wonderful post... Very informational and educational as usual!

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