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No Vain, No Gain: Does the social media trend of #Fitspiration promote health or vanity?

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dc.contributor.author Eastes, Baylee
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-16T19:14:45Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-16T19:14:45Z
dc.date.created 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11216/3762
dc.description 2020 Celebration of Student Research and Creativity presentation en_US
dc.description.abstract “Fitspiration" is an online trend meant to inspire fitness and healthy living. However, previous research has shown that "fitspiration' websites emphasize physical appearance over health. A recent increase in 'fitspiration' accounts on social media provides a constant stream of images to millions of followers daily. This study examines 'fitspiration' accounts on the largest social media site, Instagram. Examining the top 20 posts using #Fitspiration, this research analyzed the messages conveyed, including an emphasis on thinness, appearance (versus health), and cultural ideals of sexuality and beauty. Findings suggest that social media continues to promote unhealthy images under the guise of fitness. en_US
dc.description.uri https://youtu.be/BpNnP_t1ECM en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Northern Kentucky University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Celebration of Student Research and Creativity;2020
dc.subject Health en_US
dc.subject Social media en_US
dc.subject Beauty, Personal en_US
dc.title No Vain, No Gain: Does the social media trend of #Fitspiration promote health or vanity? en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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