Web helps maintain weight loss

NextJump has the technology, the business skills – now we are developing nutrition and fitness interactive tools for the virtual health fair and find ourselves one step ahead of the Internet health trends.  A recent study published online on July 27 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that people who lost weight and used an Internet site (designed for weight maintenance) at least once per month had better luck keeping the pounds off than those who logged on less often. The researchers said the Internet can be a tool to assist people in making new habits into lifestyle adjustments.

According to Kristine L. Funk, MS, RD, of Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Ore., “…the associations between use of the website and better long-term weight control suggest that Internet-based tools can provide some of the accountability and feedback assumed necessary for successful and long-term weight maintenance.”

Primary source: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Source reference: http://www.jmir.org/2010/3/e29/

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