Research has shown that sharing your goals not only makes you more accountable, but it fills a need for social connection.
Studies have shown that publicly sharing your progress can actually help motivate you to accomplish your goals.
In a weight loss research study conducted by Ray Wu, the co-founder of Weilos, a social media platform for people to talk about their weight loss and fitness goals and share selfies of their progress, showed people who posted progress photos documenting their weight loss lost 1.2 lbs. per week, compared to 0.27 lbs. lost when they didn’t use the sharing platform.
Strong social circles are seen as very effective in combating obesity. In a 2013 research study published in Translational Behavioral Medicine, participants who published their weight loss progress on Twitter lost more weight than those who kept their progress to themselves.
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