Spam is not good for your email box. On the other hand, according to a study published in the American Journal of Health Promotion and coming out of the University of Alberta, spam might be beneficial to your health:
People who were spammed about healthy eating and keeping active, tended to exercise and lose weight, according to the researchers at the University of Alberta.
For 12 weeks, Dr. Ron Plotnikoff and colleagues sent weekly e-mail reminders to some volunteers at five large Canadian workplaces who were taking part in a larger study about exercise and health. More than 1,600 completed the full study.
Writing in the American Journal of Health Promotion, Plotnikoff said those who received the e-mail reminders exercised more and knew more about the benefits than those who did not.
They also reduced their mean body mass index, or BMI, a measure of body fat based on height and weight.