How the social dimension of fitness apps can enhance and undermine wellbeing: A dual model of passion perspective

  title={How the social dimension of fitness apps can enhance and undermine wellbeing: A dual model of passion perspective},
  author={Eoin Whelan and Trevor Clohessy},
  journal={Inf. Technol. People},
PurposeWhile the positive health benefits of fitness apps, which motivate and track physical exercise, are widely acknowledged, the adverse connection between these technologies and wellbeing has received little attention. The purpose of this paper is to determine how the social dimensions of fitness apps predict the type of passion (harmonious and obsessive) one has for physical exercise, and what the resulting positive and negative implications are for wellbeing.Design/methodology… 

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