In recent years we have seen Social Media participation soar, which means that no matter how old you are, you are bound to have at least one social media account or at least know of them if you are to young to sign up. There are a number of platforms out there which gives people the opportunity to share their entire lives or snippets of their life with their followers and family. However this exposure can be great for some influencers but can also open yourself up to negative interaction with other users. Nowadays we are so engulfed by the world of social media, that checking and uploading to it regularly is second nature, so there is no doubt that we find ourselves heavily impacted by the images and videos we see online along with interacting with other users.
On the subject of the impact of social media on us all, we are going to focus on how the health and fitness communities online and body image accounts are affecting their users or altering their attitudes towards exercie and healthy eating. These platforms can be such a positive place to get involved, but it can also be a breeding ground for online bullies and trolls as well as influencers promoting harmful eating and fitness habits so it is important to stay vigilant when online.