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Trying To Stick To A Healthier Lifestyle? Experts Say This Is The Best Motivation

While we may start off with the best of intentions, our motivation can tend to wane after a while. As a result, we’re always looking for tips to help us stay on the straight and narrow and the latest one doing the rounds definitely caught us by surprise. A new study has suggested that rather…

While we may start off with the best of intentions, our motivation can tend to wane after a while.

As a result, we’re always looking for tips to help us stay on the straight and narrow and the latest one doing the rounds definitely caught us by surprise.

A new study has suggested that rather than looking to shrinking celebrities for inspiration, women are most motivated by seeing their friends have success in changing their lifestyles.

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As part of the research, one group of people were asked to connect with a normal ‘weight loss ambassador’ through a social network, while others followed a celebrity.

It was found that those who followed the ‘normal’ example were more successful in losing weight and achieved a higher weight loss than those in the celebrity category.

The researchers behind the study reported that those following the celebrity plan found a loss in motivation during the ‘plateau’ periods of weight loss but those who followed a friend or ‘normal’ role model were inspired to keep going.

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“People want to see that positive influence. Understanding how social influence affects people’s participation in health programs can lead to better-designed wellness interventions,” explained Lora Cavuoto of the University of Buffalo.

So, if you’re kicking off a new healthy routine after Easter, make sure to look closer to home for inspiration!

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