Today I ran across this article in Anytime Fitness magazine that I wanted to pass along that talks about how to use social media to help achieve your goals.. It’s quite clear that I’ve utilized media to stay fit but maybe excerpts from this article will help you all use social media to help reach your goals. Happy reading!
“3 Surprising Ways Social Media Can Help You Get Fit”
Maybe you don’t associate sitting at your computer with getting in shape. But you’ll be surprised to know that social media provide incredible opportunities to make fitness work better for you. The next time someone asks what you’re doing online, you can tell them, “I’m working on my fitness!” Read on to learn how.
1. Get Informed
To get in shape, you first need some basic knowledge about what works and what doesn’t. How can you keep up with the latest fitness news, tips and techniques? Social media make it easy.
You’ll find many leading authorities from the health and fitness world on sites like Facebook and Twitter. Once you follow or “Like” them, you’ll get their latest posts right in your newsfeed, alongside updates from your family and friends. It’s a convenient way to stay informed without having to go out and visit a number of different websites.
2. Get Inspired
Knowledge is important, but it does no good if you’re not inspired to go out and reach your fitness goals. Thankfully, you’ll find an abundance of inspirational resources online if you know where to look.
For example, the blogging community is rich with success stories that will inspire you to better fitness. For more inspiration, why not change up your routine? New exercises not only cure boredom, they also exert your body in creative ways to improve results. Anytime Fitness often shares an entire exercise video library, available on YouTube anytime you need it.
3. Get Support
Don’t underestimate the value of support and accountability along your journey to a healthy lifestyle. It’s a well-known fact that announcing your intentions to the world (or at least your friends) is key to realizing your goals, and social media are the ideal platform to do exactly that.
You could start your own weight-loss or healthy living blog. Or simply share your goals and provide updates to your friends on Facebook, Twitter or Anytime Health. Your online network can then easily track your progress, offer encouragement, and even provide some good-naatured ribbing along the way.
You can also use social media to recruit a fitness partner, so you can hold each other accountable. Once you’ve found your “accountabili-buddy,” you can push each other to better health and fitness, both online and off.
Thank you all for being part of my support team! Has this article inspired you to look at social media in a new light?