Social media – nutrition and fitness. Let’s be real – a lot of the information is right there right now, and it’s no secret that it directly or indirectly affects how we move and how we eat.
That is why it’s so important to talk about it and think about it – what and what content You consume daily, and what causes it – is it someone we can trust, or do we have to be careful?
We base everything on critical thinking, so this blog is a bit about the strengths and weaknesses of social media!
Social Media Consumption
Right now, it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t consume social media. What and in what quantities we consume we can find on the Internet, but, as we already know, it is best to start with ourselves. Find out what social media you use, what you use more often, which less often, what and what content you read and use.
As for what I use most often, it’s Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, but each may be different. There are people who watch more YouTube videos, who listen to podcasts – the possibilities are very many and varied.
But more important than what social media we use most often is the content you let into your head. My blog, which you are currently reading, is also one of the social media.
The Positive Side of Social Media
Social media gives us many opportunities. For example, we can find and meet like-minded people, and sometimes even build genuine relationships not only in the virtual environment but also in actual life. Everyone can find people who are interested in them, who share some knowledge and experience.
For example, I specialize in the sports, health and nutrition niche and my followers will be more athletes, and if we break it down even more, they will be more endurance athletes. I follow those with whom I agree on nutrition and sport. Everyone can find the most suitable and interesting!
Social media helps us to get to know and explore the world faster – there is a lot of information and it is available anywhere, anytime. A few clicks away you can go anywhere, anytime! In the same way, we can learn and learn a lot! For example, I like to follow various experts and scientists in my field, find out the latest information and current events.
But here again we have to be very sensible and careful – people can talk about their experiences, but there are things that are claimed and that should be based on science. If a person can give you valid references – everything is fine!
Negative Aspects of Social Media
Of course, everything is not just white and black. You also need to be careful with social media and be able to use them correctly and prudently.
For example, there are people who respond to how other people present themselves on social media. For example, often what we see is not real and true at all, but is many times polished, colored, corrected and in all other ways.
There are people for whom it can make them feel uncomfortable (especially for young girls who, for example, are not at peace with their appearance), promote various complexes, and so on.
We should always remember it that people on social media will still try to post only the most beautiful pictures, successful life events, pleasant experiences, etc.
However, we see little, and we will never know how the person behind the screen actually feels. We must turn critical thinking on. I also try to give you beautiful pictures, successful recipes, and I think about and prepare my articles.
If you feel that after using one of the social media you do not feel good, better do something else!
Nowadays, people invent social media for different needs, so use them wisely and choose wisely which to follow and which not!
People can talk about their experiences, but there are things that are claimed and that should definitely be based on science!
Challenges – Does it Work For Everyone?
Of course, this can work for someone as a short-term project – I will start one challenge, apply, pay, and the result will be! It would be much more important to work with human health in the long run, but the challenges I have seen are most often with menus with only 1,200 calories a day.
Let’s be real, for many it is not even basal metabolism or basic metabolism, even if there is active work or physical activity. It also seems to me wrong that these challenges do not even go into the person – enter your weight and centimeters, and hops, diet plan ready. That is not the case.
There are also many factors that affect people’s eating habits, including weight, when working with people. And yet, everyone has a head on their shoulders, and everyone can decide what and how to do.
Do Social Media Make Us to Eat More Thoughtfully?
I think you have to look here at what you read and follow, and which you allow yourself to be provided with information. As far as I’ve noticed, it’s very different, for example, in the same food photography – there are people who make food pictures the way the food looks, and then there are those who make something nicer, and so on.
I’m in the middle – if I’m making something to eat, it’s important to me that the food looks beautiful not only in the picture but also on the table. Yes, I also use filters to enhance some colors. Here, everyone should ask themselves – what do I get from a particular informant? Is it useful for me? What do I know and how does it affect me?
For example, I have people who I like as people and so I follow them, or put beautiful pictures, and most importantly give me valuable information. For example, if we see a cool picture with a cool salad, it may encourage us to eat more vegetables – oh, a cool recipe, you have to try it in the evening. In this way, expanding your taste experience.
The Power of Social Media
In the past, everyone believed in radio, newspaper, television, now they believe in Instagram and other social media. The worst part is that information is consumed very quickly, superficially and.
People can’t go deeper, like reading the same blog. Often people only read the headline because there is no time and information is needed quickly.
There is no desire to go deeper, to study, to look more and deeper than is presented. In the end, we all drown in an abundance of information.
We know what is being given to us. Here, too, critical thinking would be important.
How Much of Your Feed Feeds You?
I saw this statement in an article. I think it’s a pretty good idea. Reviews what you follow and why you follow. Do the people you allow to give you information lead you to a healthier and better lifestyle, or vice versa? Use social media to get inspired and get new ideas, use them responsibly and critically!