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Can Running Be Contagious? This Study Shows It May Be - NBCNews.com;

Can Running Be Contagious? This Study Shows It May Be - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comCan Running Be Contagious? This Study Shows It May BeNBCNews.comGot an exercise app on your smart phone? It probably lets you share your exercise data with friends and even with strangers around the world. Now a study finds that sharing this kind of data may make running contagious. People ran more, ran faster and ...and more »

Social Media Affects How Much A Person Runs - Immortal News;

Social Media Affects How Much A Person Runs - Immortal News

Immortal NewsSocial Media Affects How Much A Person RunsImmortal NewsIn this day and age, technology plays a major role in most everything, and physical fitness is no exception. A new study suggests that when it comes to running, social media plays an important role in how far – quite literally – a person can go ...and more »

Exercise Is 'Contagious' On Social Networks - MediaPost Communications

Exercise Is 'Contagious' On Social NetworksMediaPost CommunicationsWhile it's easy to focus on the negative psychological impacts of social media (I seem to revel in it) there's no denying its huge potential for good, including encouraging people to adopt healthier lifestyles with the support of their peers. This week ...and more »

Why Peer Pressure Is Such an Effective Fitness Tool - SheKnows.com;

Why Peer Pressure Is Such an Effective Fitness Tool - SheKnows.com

SheKnows.comWhy Peer Pressure Is Such an Effective Fitness ToolSheKnows.comRemember back in high school when succumbing to peer pressure was a bad thing? Well, maybe we were onto something, because it looks like all those times we gave in because “everybody else was doing it,” may now have huge benefits when it comes to ...and more »

Do You Even Share? Exercise Is Contagious and Social Media Spreads It - Sputnik International;

Do You Even Share? Exercise Is Contagious and Social Media Spreads It - Sputnik International

Sputnik InternationalDo You Even Share? Exercise Is Contagious and Social Media Spreads ItSputnik InternationalA new MIT study has found exercise is contagious, with publicly shared fitness tracker data serving as a potent motivating factor for many fitness fanatics - if someone runs faster or longer, their friends will too. However, the research suggests not ...and more »

Turns Out Exercise Is Contagious. Especially Among Women - Refinery29;

Turns Out Exercise Is Contagious. Especially Among Women - Refinery29

Refinery29Turns Out Exercise Is Contagious. Especially Among WomenRefinery29Have you ever been inspired to do your own run by your friend's smug post on social media about the 10k run she just did in the pouring rain? Turns out you're not alone. According to a new study published in the scientific journal Nature Communications ...and more »

Researchers show that you run more when your friends run more - Medical Xpress;

Researchers show that you run more when your friends run more - Medical Xpress

Medical XpressResearchers show that you run more when your friends run moreMedical Xpress“Knowing the running behaviors of your friends as shared on social networks can cause you to run farther, faster, and longer.” Credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. When the people you know run more, you run more. And now there's data to prove it.and more »

Running really is contagious, suggests new study - Netdoctor;

Running really is contagious, suggests new study - Netdoctor

NetdoctorRunning really is contagious, suggests new studyNetdoctorMotivation is undoubtedly key when it comes to exercise and it seems that calling upon our competitive nature by sharing workouts on social media is just the incentive we need. A new study published in Nature Communications has revealed physical ...and more »

Can social media help you exercise more? New study says 'yes' - fox8.com;

Can social media help you exercise more? New study says 'yes' - fox8.com

fox8.comCan social media help you exercise more? New study says 'yes'fox8.comWe're told that having an exercise buddy encourages us to work out. Now, a new study shows that exercise is socially contagious — and that your Facebook and Twitter friends may be all the buddies you need to keep active. The study, conducted by ...and more »

Running May Be Socially Contagious - New York Times;

Running May Be Socially Contagious - New York Times

New York TimesRunning May Be Socially ContagiousNew York TimesThat question is at the heart of an important new study of exercise behavior, one of the first to use so-called big data culled from a large-scale, global social network of workout routines. The researchers focused on running, because so many of the ...and more »

Exercise is contagious on social networks, so go post about your latest run - 9Coach (blog);

Exercise is contagious on social networks, so go post about your latest run - 9Coach (blog)

9Coach (blog)Exercise is contagious on social networks, so go post about your latest run9Coach (blog)That friend on Facebook who never stops updating you on how far they ran today is annoying — but they might be doing you a favour. An analysis of more than 1 million runners, who ran a combined 359 million kilometres over five years and posted about ...and more »

Male runners more influenced by the mate behind than the one in front - The Australian Financial Review;

Male runners more influenced by the mate behind than the one in front - The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial ReviewMale runners more influenced by the mate behind than the one in frontThe Australian Financial ReviewResearchers analysed the daily exercise patterns of 1.1 million men and women who collectively ran more than 350 million kilometres over five years. Jill Margo. Share on twitter · Share on Google Plus. by Jill Margo. Contrary to common wisdom, male ...and more »

Is Running Contagious? Sharing Workouts On Social Media May Motivate Friends, MIT Researchers Conclude - Medical Daily;

Is Running Contagious? Sharing Workouts On Social Media May Motivate Friends, MIT Researchers Conclude - Medical Daily

Medical DailyIs Running Contagious? Sharing Workouts On Social Media May Motivate Friends, MIT Researchers ConcludeMedical DailySharing your workouts on social media may motivate others to exercise more, according to a new study published in Nature Communications. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology tracked the exercise patterns of more than one million ...and more »

Study: Exercise May Be Contagious - SGB Media (press release) (subscription) (blog)

Study: Exercise May Be ContagiousSGB Media (press release) (subscription) (blog)A new study published today in Nature Communications of the daily-recorded exercise patterns of over 1 million runners over five years shows that exercise is socially contagious. According to the study, your knowledge of what your friends are doing can ...and more »

Sharing Workout Results With Your Friends Pushes You to Exercise Even Harder - New York Magazine;

Sharing Workout Results With Your Friends Pushes You to Exercise Even Harder - New York Magazine

New York MagazineSharing Workout Results With Your Friends Pushes You to Exercise Even HarderNew York MagazineFor many of us, our workout buddy — that friend who will yell if we attempt to bail on barre class (again) — is the key to actually motivating us to get off the couch. Beyond general peer pressure, however, a new study looked into the effect of ...and more »

That annoying runner on your social media feed is deeply influential - Quartz;

That annoying runner on your social media feed is deeply influential - Quartz

QuartzThat annoying runner on your social media feed is deeply influentialQuartz"I can't believe you got me to sign up for this." (Reuters/Hugh Gentry). Share. Written by. Katherine Ellen Foley. Obsession. Life as Laboratory. April 18, 2017. Everyone has the fitness-crazed friend who constantly posts about his runs—or at least ...and more »

Exercise can be contagious, new social network analysis finds - Los Angeles Times;

Exercise can be contagious, new social network analysis finds - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesExercise can be contagious, new social network analysis findsLos Angeles TimesNow here's a contagion that might not be so bad to encounter. A new analysis of the running habits of about 1.1 million people reveals that exercise is indeed contagious — though its communicability depends on who's spreading it. The findings ...and more »