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Want to Lose Weight in 2012? Join the AARP Fat 2 Fit Online Community


If your New Year's resolutions include weight loss, consider joining the AARP Fat 2 Fit online community. A research team, coordinated by Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, found that the "accountability that comes with group participation can be instrumental in successful weight loss." Their 2010 study, reported in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, found that the more often people used an interactive site supporting their fitness goals, the more successful they were in losing weight-and then maintaining their weight loss.

When you join the AARP Fat 2 Fit online community (which is free and welcomes all ages), you surround yourself with individuals who will help you follow through on your decision to adopt healthy behaviors. Teaming up with like-minded folks keeps you engaged during times when you might otherwise quit. Join here and get a fresh start on the New Year.

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