Saturday, April 11, 2009

Knowing the Dangers of Obesity Can Lead to Weight Loss

It's hard to believe that in this day and age so many folks are still overweight and obese. With all the coverage in the media, you'd think folks would realize obesity is bad.

British researcher, Dr. Judy Ann Swift from the University of Nottingham, studied overweight men and women and found that it's important for folks to understand the dangers of obesity.

Patient Educ Couns. 2009 Jan;74(1):70-6. Obesity-related knowledge and beliefs in obese adults attending a specialist weight-management service: implications for weight loss over 1 year.

One hundred and four overweight men and women entered the study and started by taking a survey about how much they knew about the dangers of obesity.

Amazingly, most overweight folks knew very little about the dangers of obestiy. However, her study found that the more educated someone is about the dangers and health costs of obesity, the better the chance they have of losing weight.

This is important news for trainers and health professionals, but also for anyone who wants to lose weight.

Educate your clients and help them discover the dangers of obesity and they will have more motivation to succeed!

Spread the word about the best ways to lose fat,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS


weight loss pills said...

really a nice article. if peoples got to know dangers and side effects of obesity, they really start to get rid of obesity which leads to weight loss.

Marcus said...

Nice post! I believe this is one of the cases where information can lead to action. The effects of obesity are undoubtedly alarming and at some point frightening. I share with your belief that if only everyone is fully aware of the "health horrors" obesity brings, a lot of men and women will think twice before putting that cake into their mouth, chugging down that mug of beer, or finishing off that hefty slice of pizza. People will get scared of getting fat. At the same, they'll be prompted to start a healthy lifestyle.