Health Update: New Tricks to Ditch the Baby Weight

Get Your Hubby On Board

Granted, he doesn't have 40 weeks of pregnancy weight to shed, but odds are your partner can stand to lose an errant pound or two. And according to Yale researchers, you're more than 50 percent more likely to start exercising if your partner's into it too.

"It's about creating a supportive environment," says study author Jody Sindelar, PhD, professor and head of the Division of Health Policy & Administration at the Yale School of Public Health. "If your husband's out running or talking about how much he likes it, you'll be much less likely to want to stay home and watch TV." Set mutual goals and carve out time for healthy activities together, like taking evening walks with the baby or buying a healthy-recipe cookbook and trading off making tasty low-cal dinners.

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