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