Social media is everything today. As much as I hate to admit it, it took me awhile to get on board. But once I did, it was instant addiction! The wealth of information, the ideas, the motivational tools and the easy ways to make connections with real people—what’s not to love?
If you’re interested in fitness, social media can play a big part in helping you achieve your goals. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, stay in shape or sculpt your body, there are many resources out there to provide guidance and keep you on track.
Sites such as Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram are useful in a variety of ways. Here are three things you’ll gain by using them:
Inspiration – Facebook is a great way to stay in touch with friends and keep up with the happenings in their lives. It’s also a wonderful source of inspiration, especially when friends post status updates on their fitness and weight loss endeavors. Learning of someone else’s progress and successes can inspire you to try harder and do more. Sharing your own experiences will also result in feedback that helps you stay strong! Also check out Instagram for inspiration. This photo-sharing app lets you see interesting ways others see the world, including their fitness experiences—you can also share yours!
Ideas – Stuck in a rut with your fitness routine? Look for new exercises and advice by watching videos on YouTube. You can view how-tos, tips and advice on every fitness topic imaginable and learn fun, new ways to ramp up your routine. Another great social site for ideas is Pinterest. Here you’ll find endless ideas on any topic that interests you, whether it’s healthy recipes, running shoes or ways to set up your at-home gym. Explore what’s out there, and then have fun sharing your favorite things!
Information – Want to learn more about whey protein? Trying to figure out whether a gym membership is really worth the money? Get online to find answers to any question you might have—but look for blogs, in particular. These helpful sites are filled with content written by real people just like you, sharing their knowledge and experiences.
Of course, you’re visiting one of the best blogs out there right now—here at Vitacost.com! Thanks for stopping by! I’d love to hear from you—feel free to ask a question or just say hello in the comments below.
NPC National Figure competitor Melissa Transou, a fitness expert, wife and mother, blogs about the unique sports and nutrition needs of women and female athletes exclusively for Vitacost.com. Learn more about Melissa in this recent RXMuscle.com spotlight article, connect with her on Facebook or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.