‘Strong is the new skinny’: A content analysis of #fitspiration images on Instagram

@article{Tiggemann2018StrongIT,
  title={‘Strong is the new skinny’: A content analysis of \#fitspiration images on Instagram},
  author={Marika Tiggemann and Mia Zaccardo},
  journal={Journal of Health Psychology},
  year={2018},
  volume={23},
  pages={1003 - 1011}
}
‘Fitspiration’ is an online trend designed to inspire viewers towards a healthier lifestyle by promoting exercise and healthy food. This study provides a content analysis of fitspiration imagery on the social networking site Instagram. A set of 600 images were coded for body type, activity, objectification and textual elements. Results showed that the majority of images of women contained only one body type: thin and toned. In addition, most images contained objectifying elements. Accordingly… 

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