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<p><a href="http://psychcentral.com/news/2012/10/26/fun-to-watch-but-the-biggest-loser-flops-at-motivating-viewers/46714.html" target="_blank">http://psychcentral.com/news/2012/10/26/fun-to-watch-but-the-biggest-loser-flops-at-motivating-viewers/46714.html</a></p>
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<div>The television program “The Biggest Loser” is touted as a display of how diet and exercise can help individuals lose weight — no matter their starting point.</div>
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<div>But new research suggests the program’s extreme depiction of exercise is more likely to turn people off than get them off the couch, say researchers from the University of Alberta.</div>
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<p>“The depictions of exercise on shows like “The Biggest Loser” are really negative,” said lead author Tanya Berry.</p>
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<p>“People are screaming and crying and throwing up, and if you’re not a regular exerciser you might think this is what exercise is — that it’s this horrible experience where you have to push yourself to the extremes and the limits, which is completely wrong.”</p>
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<p>“There’s a lot of effort and good work out there just to get people more active, but it’s such a small voice in this big wash of different depictions of exercise. It’s a big mess.”</p>
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<p>Berry and her research colleagues are in the process of analyzing the benefits from the more positive follow-up episodes with results to be published next year.</p>
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<p>Carry on</p>
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<p><em>~ Aloha ~</em></p>
<p>Randy</p>
 

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<p>ah but a new episode starts in January and I will still watch. </p>
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<p>Of course looking at my signature, the research is proably true...</p>
 
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