Health Fitspiration is supposed to help people get healthy — but it's backfiring in a major way

17:33  17 may  2018
17:33  17 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Health . Fitspiration is supposed to help people get healthy — but it ' s backfiring in a major way . The content — workout videos, photos of "ideal" bodies, inspirational quotes — is meant to help people get healthy .

Fitspiration (you know, "fitness" plus "inspiration") is supposed to be about improving health . Emerging science, however, shows it might be causing harm.

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Instagram is crawling with fitness-related content. There are svelte personal trainers with millions of followers. There are memes to remind you that "you don't get the a-- you want by sitting on it." There are before-and-after photos, ab selfies, workout videos, inspirational quotes. There are currently more than 49 million posts with the hashtag #fitspo — the shortened version of "fitspiration," the word blend that combines "fitness" and "inspiration."

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It felt really good to let go of those rules, but then it really freaked me out to realize my new exploration meant I would have to kind of ' get out of shape.' SEE ALSO: Fitspiration is supposed to help people get healthy — but it ' s backfiring in a major way .

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The intent behind fitspiration is clear. These posts are meant to motivate people to exercise, eat well, and take care of their bodies. In theory, that's a noble pursuit. 

But an emerging body of scientific evidence is showing that exposure to fitspiration may damage mental health. In a way, it seems, fitspiration is backfiring. 

Even general social media use could be bad for body image. 

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