Study Shows Twitter Can Help You Lose Weight
The researchers followed 96 overweight and obese men and women who participated in a weight-loss program using a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet. All participants received biweekly podcasts about nutrition, exercise and goal-setting, but half of the group also downloaded a diet-monitoring app and a Twitter app to their mobile device.
While both groups lost weight over the six-month study, members of the Twitter group — who received messages from a weight loss counselor and responses from fellow participants — lost more. In fact, researchers found that every 10 posts to Twitter corresponded to a 0.5 percent weight loss.