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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   - G J E 4
 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.
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People's weight and other body statistics get immediately pasted on their Twitter profile when they step on the scale.

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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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