Fat Friends Equals A Fat You!
Reviewing a study that was published in The New England Journal of Medicine, it says that the people you are hanging out with just might be making you gain Fat. A group of researchers connected to...
Reviewing a study that was published in The New England Journal of Medicine, it says that the people you are hanging out with just might be making you gain Fat.
A group of researchers connected to the Harvard Medical School, completed a study of over 12,000 subjects (men, women, children) across 32 years, and discovered that those with friends who had become Fat had a 57 percent greater chance of becoming Fat too. Also, when a spouse or sibling had become Fat, there was, respectively, a 37 percent or 40 percent increased risk of becoming Fat. A note of interest, subjects of the same sex had a bigger influence on each other than subjects of the opposite sex.
The research group stated that it is not only a common set of behaviors that leads to becoming Fat, but that attitudes toward being Fat contribute to the risk. So it goes without saying that if you hang around friends and family who think "it's no big deal" to be Fat, the chance of you getting Fat goes up and up.
As a kid growing up one of my grand mothers was very Fat and my mother and several of my aunts were Fat. Looking back at that I realized that that group of people spent a lot of time together eating the same foods doing the same amount of nothing and sharing the same attitudes. They also shared the same useless fad diets that failed to work over and over.
On to the good news!
The good news, just as "social fat" is contagious, so is "social fitness." Many of my friends are fit and healthy conscious when they hang with me (a fitness expert). When my friends and family get a glimpse of contents of my fridge and how I work out and take care of myself (with strength training exercises and interval training), they tend to become interested and curious about doing
the same. When one of my friends or a family member actually makes significant improvement and it is noticeble, in their fitness and the way the look, several others start getting interested and curious also.
Take stock and make sure that you and your friends are not unwittingly sabotaging each other's efforts and progress working to lose Fat, maybe you can become the glue for improving everyone's health. Start by to connecting with a small group of friends who are collectively working toward better health and fitness.
You can look online, in gyms which are all over. Maybe you can become the local fitness expert and lead some people to becoming alot healthier. A group that I was involved with for many years actively participated together, men and women in sports like Volley Ball, Swimming and Water Skiing, Mountain Biking, Snow Skiing, Hiking, and Dancing. Several of us also enjoyed teaming up and working out in the Gym together. I also as a martial arts black belt and instructor influenced some of my peers in that sport to become more fit as they noticed my dedication to good health and fitness habits.
"Just do it"
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