Skip to main content

Table 4 Reasons why participants access fitspiration content on social media

From: “I aspire to look and feel healthy like the posts convey”: engagement with fitness inspiration on social media and perceptions of its influence on health and wellbeing

Reason n (%) N = 180
To inspire me to exercise to improve my health or wellbeing 133 (73.9)
To inspire me to eat healthy food 115 (63.9)
To learn more about health and wellbeing 114 (63.3)
To inspire me to improve my body shape, tone, or size 103 (57.2)
To inspire me to exercise to gain muscle/become stronger 102 (56.7)
To inspire me to exercise or diet to lose weight 97 (53.9)
To inspire me to improve my appearance 76 (42.2)
My friends view it/like it 24 (13.3)
  1. Note: Participants could select multiple options