Sean Kleefeld (@skleefeld) posted an image that illustrated the increased amount of brain activity that occurred after an intensive run.
‘veronicabotet’ posted an image with the caption: ‘Salmon, lettuce, olive oil and #getfit. How are you keeping healthy? Join www.ge-getfit.com.’
‘eceizab4’ contributed a tasty image of a meal along with the caption: “Cena para dos #getfit (Dinner for two #GetFit).”
Active bodies, healthy diets, and control of your health. The #GetFit campaign is beginning to accelerate and gather pace. Participants continue to make steady progress with a united vow to lead a healthier and more active lifestyle.
In the third week of the #GetFit challenge, users have participated in ever larger numbers utilizing social media platforms to inform, share, educate, and motivate. During the third week of the campaign, 635 new posts were tweeted between the days of 12-18th June. The tweets have been supported by healthy images on Instagram.
There was a good selection of contributions that appeared on Twitter during the third week. Sean Kleefeld (@skleefeld) posted a very interesting image that illustrated the increased amount of brain activity that occurred after an intensive run. His Twitter pic was accompanied by the words: “This is your brain on RUNNING! #getfit pic.twitter.com/sYHD0gAbDR.” The link between physical exercise and an increased ability to concentrate for longer is well-known and further adds fuel to the reasons as to why adopting a healthier lifestyle benefits more than just the physical.
Other posts include one from Valentina Jaramillo (@vj_CR), who tweeted: “Trying to get people engaged with healthy habits like exercise and quit smoking is sometimes difficult but we need to keep trying #getfit.” Other tweets of note included: “I also run to get fit! #getfit pic.twitter.com/PsoEaqGslC,” (@ranido1412) and: “Just started #Getfit challenge yeaaa…i am going to get moving!” (@SChardonnay).
Keen to add a more visual flavor to the proceedings Instagram was inundated with images of activities and food that demonstrated the whole-hearted commitment of its users to the campaign’s objectives. ‘sherif_shehata’ posted a picture of himself running on the treadmill whilst ‘veronicabotet’ posted an image with the caption: ‘Salmon, lettuce, olive oil and #getfit. How are you keeping healthy? Join www.ge-getfit.com.’ ‘eceizab4’ was able to follow suit and contribute a tasty image of a meal along with the caption: “Cena para dos #getfit (Dinner for two #GetFit).” All these posts and pictures provide a snapshot of just how social media has pushed the campaign into the public consciousness and helped to spread the value of switching to a healthier lifestyle to benefit the mind and body.
Don’t forget the #GetFit app is now available for the iPhone. You can record your progress, share healthy habits and join in the challenge whilst away from your computer. With the app you can also keep up to date on your progression related to the number of participants and their activity. The app, which is also available on Android, is perfect for those who want to manage their healthy habits on the go.
The challenge continues over the coming weeks. Watch this space for more information about the winners and the campaign results. You can also continue sharing and inspiring other people by creating your own healthy lifestyle and participating in different challenges!