Fitness Challenge: Going The Distance

EST November 9, 2013 The Fitbit Leaderboard SHARE 34 CONNECT 23 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE SAN FRANCISCO — The holidays are fast approaching, which often means festive office parties, big family dinners, the clinking of wine glasses and a few extra pounds on the scale. But being social doesn’t necessarily have to expand your waistline. Just ask Jean Nidetch, who in the early 1960s began inviting friends into her home in Queens, N.Y., to discuss their struggles with weight loss. Her social gatherings evolved into the Weight Watchers meetings now attended by more than 1 million people weekly. Research shows Nidetch’s social approach sharing encouragement and motivation, getting recognition and staying accountable to the community can make a big difference in results. This is why many of today’s most popular fitness and weight loss technologies come with a built-in social support component. Fitness apps like MyFitnessPal tout their social functionality as a key feature for users, and for good reason: MyFitnessPal’s data shows that the more friends one has on the service, the more weight they lose. In fact, people who add 10 or more friends on MyFitnessPalgiving their friends access to their calorie counts lose an average of four times as much weight as users not connected with friends, says the company. MyFitnessPal also reports people with 10 or more friends who are active in their first 30 days on MyFitnessPal lose an average of 22.75 pounds. Still, other connected health and fitness products such those offered by Fitbit let you follow friends from Facebook or other social sites and track your progress against these friends in a regularly updated leaderboard. According to Fitbit, users who’ve connected with friends on Fitbit.com or on the Fitbit app are 27% more active than those who haven’t connected with friends.

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I had conquered something that scared me. I was miles behind the winner – Timaru’s Samuel Wreford ran 2h 18m 57s – but my time of 4h 16m 03s was quicker than the average, which was 4h 23m. Allister told me to be very proud. It’s bloody hard and it’s meant to be. That’s why it’s called a marathon.

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