January 2015 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 3: The Effects of Social Media on Body Image

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This revealing article will help you understand the modern issues associated with social media and body perception. Learn about the complicated relationship that some people have with fitness-related content on social media sites, and how to use the sites to motivate and inspire rather than draw unhealthy comparisons.

Available Course Credits

AASFP 0.10
ACSM 1.00
AFPA 1.00
CI 1.00
FAI 1.00
IFPA 1.00
ISFTA 1.00
ISSA 1.00
NBHWC 1.00
NCEP 1.00
NCSF 0.50
NESTA 0.10
NETA 1.00
NFPT 0.25
REPs UAE 1.00

Learning Objectives

    After reading this article, you should be able to:
  1. Describe the major mechanisms involved in social media’s association with disordered eating and negative body image.
  2. Explain what “fitspo” represents and how a variety of fitness-related content on social media might affect body image for users of Facebook, Instagram and other social networks.
  3. Define Social Comparison Theory and explain how it could be a factor in influencing body image for exercisers and nonexercisers who view fitness-related content on social media.
  4. Discuss the similarities and differences between men and women when it comes to body image concerns, fitness, and time spent on social media.
  5. Describe strategies for encouraging positive body image and a favorable impression of fitness among social media users.

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  2. View the course content.
  3. Take the test. (You must score 80% to pass. If you do not pass, you may retake the test.)
  4. Print your certificate of completion.

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January 2015 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 3: The Effects of Social Media on Body Image

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