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Reuters Health: Quality weight loss advice found online

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

In light of the findings, people who are interested in seeking out online advice about losing weight should "go to highly-active forums with more than 1,000 messages per month, such as the 'Diet and Nutrition' or 'Fitness and Exercise' forums on," Hwang advised. Read it at


Alarm:Clock: SparkPeople: 2B Calories Burned In Weight Loss Network

Monday, July 02, 2007

SparkPeople has its HQ in Cincinnati, with Downie now living in Silicon Valley. The launch goal was to build a site to help users to reach goals, any goals but especially health/diet/fitness goals. The site asks users to report the food they eat, and the exercise they do. It then give you tools to turn this information into charts so that you can self-monitor your changing habits at a glance. Plus there are community functions to aid users to stay on track. Read it at


Washington Post: Sit to Be Fit -- and Then Make Some Moves

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Utter the word "fitness," and most people imagine demanding, time-consuming routines that seem incompatible with busy lives...Resources for Brief Workouts: SparkPeople,, free with registration. Offers 15-minute workouts for your cubicle. Read it at


WECT NBC TV6: Sites Offer Online Diet, Workout Programs

Monday, April 16, 2007

Whether it's the freshman 15, leftover baby weight or a beer gut that's more keg than six-pack, many of us would like to shed a few free, personalized workout and diet program. Includes calorie counter, exercise demos, meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, tips and articles and feedback from experts. Read it at


Salt Lake Tribune: Losers can be winners

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The free site the Deans use,, enables groups to create password-protected forums where members can post daily weigh-in results and comments. It provides sensible meal plans and advice, and tracks calories and nutrients as users enter the foods they eat each day... "It just makes it real easy to record your weight and see how everyone else is doing each day," Lonnie said. "That motivates you to keep ahead or catch up." Read the Abstract


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