How has Instagram led to quantifying the self through fitness movements?

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What is the Quantifit Blog?

Fitness and Quantifying the Self

The Quantifit Blog is a project on determining how Instagram has led to quantifying the self in the fitness community. By examining influencers, Instagram content, hashtags, we have noticed that more people are defining fitness by numbers only: 30 day challenges, 10,000 step goals, relying on the scale, and more. 

There are profound effects of defining fitness by quantifying. In these Instagram communities created by hashtags, there is a spread of misinformation that fitness must be tracked and measured by calories, macros, and BMI. 

We have moved away from mindfulness and connecting to our bodies in a moderate, natural way.