Why Social Media Should Take the Back Seat When It Comes to Health

July 31, 2014 8:31 PM

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Why Social Media Should Take the Back Seat When It Comes to Health

In the pursuit of thinness, there always seems to be some new fad or weight loss movement that young women subscribe to. Years ago, it was all about protruding hip and collar bones made popular by the waify-thin runway models. Then came thinspiration, where girls kept a collection of photos of extremely thin bodies as motivation to lose more weight as they glorified the thigh gap and bikini bridge. Girls were harshly restricting their food intake to achieve a desired super thin look, and many of them had developed full-blown eating disorders. More recently, there has been another phenomenon known as fitspiration, which lies the obsession with physical fitness.

It could be considered a good thing that women have a new found focus of hitting the gym. However, fitspiration has also turned into an obsession. Working out and getting into better physical shape is great, but sometimes these ladies are participating only for the purpose of maintaining a certain b...

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