Now Your Weight on Twitter - Incentive to Stay in Shape

by Savitha C Muppala on  March 27, 2010 at 11:55 PM General Health News
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 Now Your Weight on Twitter - Incentive to Stay in Shape
Tweets about your weight may be the way to go as inspiration to stay in shape.

Withings' Wi-Fi Body Scale, which sends body stats to iPhone and Web page, has now been upgraded with Twitter facility.

People's weight and other body statistics get immediately pasted on their Twitter profile when they step on the scale.

Health experts feel that it can inspire people to work hard at their fitness.

"Studies show that accountability does help. For instance, if patients get weighed once a week rather than every couple of months, they lose more weight," the New York Daily News quoted Dr. Kent Holtorf as saying.

However, it may have a counter effect on people with low self-confidence.

Holtorf added: "It could work if someone is there to help. But if the person already has a poor self-image, and they get made fun of, then I think tweeting one's weight may be going a little bit too far."

The Withings' Wi-Fi Body Scale, outfitted with a wireless connection, is priced at 163 dollars on Amazon.com. (ANI)

Source: ANI
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