5 tips to help you slash flab this New Year

Scientists have presented New Year gifts for obese people and those aiming to shed some extra pounds – five tips for losing weight.

Researchers at Temple`s Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) work year-round to study the treatment and prevention of obesity, and found five tips to stick to the pledge to lose weight throughout the year.

You can start with getting support as researchers say having a support system can make it easier to achieve weight loss goal – even if that support comes from the computer or your smart phone.

The research led by Melissa Napolitano, an associate professor of kinesiology and a clinical psychologist at CORE, found that college-age women who were invited to a private Facebook page and received daily, personalized text messages with tips and information on nutrition and exercise, lost more weight than their counterparts who had no extra support.

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