By Deborah Mitchell for EmaxHealth.com
Weight loss is something millions of people attempt each year, but according to a new study, losing weight might be contagious. No, losing weight is not like catching a cold, but you might catch it if you team up with other like-minded people.
Weight Loss is Good to Catch
One bit of advice often given to people who undertake a new exercise program is to buddy up or exercise with a friend, because they can encourage and motivate each other to keep moving and to lose weight. Or, as some may say, misery loves company.
However, there clearly is something to getting support to help you lose weight, and it is a tool weight loss programs such as Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig use, which offer online community support groups, consultants, and/or meetings where individuals can motivate each other.
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