“Text messaging has become ubiquitous and may be an effective method to simplify tracking of diet and exercise behaviors,” study author Dori Steinberg, a postdoctoral obesity researcher in the Duke Obesity Prevention Program, said in a university news release. Steinberg said text messaging offers several advantages compared to other self-monitoring methods. Unlike Web-based diet and exercise garcinia cambogia diaries, data in a text message can be entered quickly on nearly all cellphone platforms. This provides more portability, nearly real-time tracking and more accessibility for receiving tailored feedback. And because of the limited number of words used in text messages, it saves time and is not as mentally demanding, Steinberg said.
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Change Your Sleep Schedule To Lose Weight, Study Shows
Women whose sleep patterns varied by 90 minutes a night had higher body fat than those whose sleep varied by 60 minutes or less on average. Body fat also varied with sleep quantity; women who slept between 8 and 8.5 hours a night had the lowest body fat. The greatest effect at all was seen in women who woke up at the same time every morning seven days a week. Now, major caveats here: This was a small study, of very short duration, with study participants selected from a limited and fairly homogeneous pool (only young, only college educated, etc.) Also, of course, it was not blinded or controlled. Of course, sleep alone isnt enough to peel off the pounds;youll also want to try these 5 additional strategies to speed weight loss .
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