First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Victoria DabekFollow

Title of Poster or Paper

Health, Exercise, and Their Motivations

Mentor/s

Professor Amanda Moras Professor Mark Jareb

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

This paper includes the different type of motivating factors that motivate individuals of different ages and genders to participate in exercise and in healthy lifestyle habits. Also discussed within the paper is social media and web-based programs which contribute to motivating individuals to exercise in both positive and negative ways. For the working population, web-based health promotion campaigns increase adherence within the workplace to partake in healthier habits and physical activity. Social media can be potentially detrimental to the mental health of the young adult population, based on studies done about "fitspiration" media posts on Instagram. It is evident that social media and web-based programs can have a positive effect on promoting active, healthy lifestyles, but can also lead to negative external motivations and body dissatisfaction.

College and Major available

Exercise Science UG

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN-300-C, Professor Moras, Professor Jareb

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

4-24-2020 2:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-24-2020 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Exercise Science major, Honors student, Graduating May 2020

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Health, Exercise, and Their Motivations

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This paper includes the different type of motivating factors that motivate individuals of different ages and genders to participate in exercise and in healthy lifestyle habits. Also discussed within the paper is social media and web-based programs which contribute to motivating individuals to exercise in both positive and negative ways. For the working population, web-based health promotion campaigns increase adherence within the workplace to partake in healthier habits and physical activity. Social media can be potentially detrimental to the mental health of the young adult population, based on studies done about "fitspiration" media posts on Instagram. It is evident that social media and web-based programs can have a positive effect on promoting active, healthy lifestyles, but can also lead to negative external motivations and body dissatisfaction.

 

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