Thousands of men and women are losing fat and building muscle thanks to the Web. What the Internet provides (aside from endless – yet pointless – amusement) is a source of social support, a crucial factor in the success of any body-transformation program.
In the Archives of Internal Medicine, 249 adults were split into two groups, with one group receiving motivational help on the Internet and another receiving the motivational help in print. The study ran for one year. Both types of motivational help resulted in the same increase in physical activity. But the researchers concluded that the low cost of delivering the information via the Internet made it the better choice.
The Internet is teeming with social support resources. Get online and find a network to help motivate you to become healthier today.[Ed. Note: Fitness expert Craig Ballantyne is the creator of the Turbulence Training for Fat Loss system.]