How Does Your Perception about Obesity Affect Your Actual Weight?

Weight loss is perhaps one of the most talked about topics in the World Wide Web. Type ‘weight loss’ into Google and you’ll have 420,000,000 results! This only means that millions of people across the world are at least curious about a fitter and healthier life.

But what causes weight gain? Ask this to your friends, colleagues, relatives, or to health professionals and you will have different answers. Some say it’s due to the overconsumption of calories. Others say it’s due to lack of exercise while the rest say its genetics. Does knowing the cause matter?

According to experts, people’s beliefs about the causes of obesity may actually predict their body mass. Brent McFerran from the University of Michigan and Anirban Mukhopadhyay from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology examined the beliefs of laypeople about the causes of weight loss.  After comparing the causes of obesity, the researchers found that people who blame it on lack of exercise alone were actually heavier and more likely to be overweight. More...

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Steve from AlcovoBorn in Worcestershire, and educated to second (Masters) degree in Geography, I worked in a corporate company before being inspired more fully into well-being from travels to the Eastern and Tropical countries of the Philippines, India, Kenya, the Maldives, Mauritius and Mozambique.

I gained an understanding of spas, treatments and clients along my way, and have developed this into my own practice, al Covo, to which I welcome you warmly. I pride myself on al Covo's warmth, peaceful aura, hygiene and thoroughness.

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