Inspiring or the opposite

By | July 31, 2017

Inspiring, or the opposite? While it’s nice to be able to share your achievements of course, it can get overwhelming to see constant updates about the #goals everyone else is smashing, and possibly even have a knock-on effect your own mental wellbeing.

We spoke to Susan Krauss Whitbourne, professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Mike Margolies, a mental trainer and sport psychology consultant, to find out what to do when you’re inundated with exercise bragging on social media, and whether a little bit of boasting can actually be a good thing.

Anyone who has scrolled through Instagram or has a friend who enjoys working out a little bit too much will have experienced the phenomenon of exercise bragging.It’s someone who’s so proud of their workout that they want everyone to know about it. Immediately.

Whether it’s a friend insisting on telling you how far they ran before 7am that morning, or posting on Instagram how much they lifted during their gym session, exercise bragging is increasingly prevalent.

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