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From today you will start to gain weight if you are not careful

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Image source: Withings

September 23rd is the day most people in the US are at their lowest weight. From that date on their weight starts going up according to a new Withings study.

The French wearables manufacturer looked at the data of 65,000 users of its connected scales and found that the average person loses weight during the summer months. By fall, most people start re-gaining weight and this peaks in December and January, during the winter holiday season.

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To make sure the data is representative, Withings compared the sample group’s body mass index (BMI) distribution with that of the Global Health Observatory (GHO). According to the GHO, over two-thirds of people in the US are considered to be overweight or obese, meaning they have a BMI equal or higher than 25. The same rate was observed in the research study.

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That’s not to say that everyone in the study gained weight after September 23rd. It seems some of us are better at keeping weight down than others. Withings looked in detail at the 1 in 3 persons who managed to keep their weight down and found some commonalities:

Maintainers:

  • Weigh themselves 40% more often than the others.
  • Are 23% more active.
  • 78% of them fixed a target weight.

So there you have it. Make sure you are active, pick a weight to aim for and get yourself a connected scale.

Smart bathroom scales are one of the best ways to keep track of your health and monitor your fitness goals. Many scales also have the ability to track and store data for more than one user and automatically sync your weight, along with other data to an app and/or website, keeping track of this data so you don’t have to.

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