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Couch potatoes more likely to lose weight if they have fit friends, 研究发现

COUCH potatoes are inspired to exercise more if they hang out with fit friends, a study says.

Two thirds of Brits are overweight 或者 obese — a leading cause of illness like Type 2 糖尿病心脏疾病.

Mark Wright helped pal James Argent trim down from 27st and US scientists say buddying up works

Mark Wright helped pal James Argent trim down from 27st and US scientists say buddying up works

国民保健服务 says people should get at least 2.5 hours of exercise per week, but millions fall short.

Superfit TV star 马克·赖特 helped ex-托伊 朋友 James Argent trim down from 27st and US scientists say buddying up works.

They looked at activity among 372 military personnel and found people stick together with those who are a similar level of 健康.

If left alone, the groups slumped towards becoming lazier and exercising less.

But in a simulation that mixed fitness buffs with out-of-shape people, the inactive ones began exercising more to mirror their partner.

The scientists said encouraging averagely-fit people to keep exercising could have a bigger impact than targeting the fittest or least fit.

他们添加了: “We found that discouraging socially acceptable sedentary behaviour will reduce drop-out of moderately active people.”