(PRWEB) February 20, 2006
Reality television’s latest blockbuster, The Biggest Loser, is inspiring many people to seek help with weight loss. Since the show began, the amount of free weight loss groups have increased dramatically, with the latest wave coming after the recent commencement of The Biggest Loser Australia.
One such web site is http://www.free-online-health.com , which has seen a massive increase in membership and forum participation. Free Online Health’s founder, Ray Kelly says “The time of having to go to the local gym for advice is over. Now everything you need to know is right at your finger tips, so you can come for advice at a time that suits you.”
There are a number of reasons why online support groups are so successful. The members can hide behind their computer monitor so don’t feel like they’ll be judged on how they look. They can also find many like-minded people from all over the world that understand what they’re going through and are there to support them. The price is also attractive with site’s like Free Online Health offering free personal training.
With obesity and heart disease the most prominent health issue in this country today, such services couldn’t have come at a better time. More than half of the adult population are overweight or obese, and the figures are climbing. In fact, the current generation of children could be the first in history to have a lower life expectancy than their parents.
“People are becoming more sedentary and are not giving their health the priority it deserves. Even walking 20 minutes per day could make a dramatic difference to your blood pressure, resting heart rate, and cardiovascular fitness” says Kelly.
To get involved in a support group you simply register at http://free-online-health.com/forums/forums/ , and then within minutes you can start getting advice from experienced professionals.
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