Heart-healthy lifestyles can spread through social networks

December 16, 2013

Heart-healthy lifestyles can be contagious to your family and friends. In a late-breaking clinical trial presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013, people in social networks who received an intervention to tackle their weight problems together lost an average 6½ pounds more and trimmed an extra 1¼ inches from their waists compared with […]

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Children’s physical activity linked with friends’ influences, research shows

May 29, 2013

According to a review article by researchers at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, friends are an important source of support for children’s physical activity. The review, led by Solveig A. Cunningham, Ph.D., professor at the Rollins School of Public Health, was published in the May 16 edition of the American Journal of Public Health. […]

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