With social media networks only continuing to get larger, it’s interesting to see how this impacts our own personal fitness and health goals.
We asked our readers everything from whether they use fitness apps to how much weight-related information they share on social media. Here are the results.
While more than half of respondents use apps or other digital applications to track their fitness goals, only 14.8 percent share their results with friends via social media networks.
Almost 69 percent of people we asked do not voluntarily share diet and fitness activities on social media.
Of the 31 percent who don’t share, what are the top reasons? “It feels like bragging” (38.8 percent) and “I’m not proud of the results” (31.5 percent).
Surprisingly, they do! Fifty-three percent feel inspired and motivated to be healthier when their friends share updates via social media about their fitness; only 22 percent feel envious.
Users feel more animosity toward celebrities’ diet and fitness updates than those of their friends, so don’t be ashamed to share your progress.
No surprise here – Facebook wins, with 65 percent choosing this as their main means of sharing information.
Overall, social media sites and online communities affect fitness and eating habits positively.
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