Coincidence that Lance Armstrong is one of the Most Followed people on
You likely already know that Lance Armstrong has written one of the most
motivational, and inspirational books of all time. Sure his legacy has been
tainted from his doping, though the book was still a huge success at motivating
people all over the world.
What you may not know is Lance Armstrong is an avid Twitterer!
Lance is followed by over 700,000 people because he is a source of fitness
motivation amongst other things.
Follow people on Twitter who will inspire you to either exercise harder, eat
better, workout more often or simply lead a healthier lifestyle.
You'd be surprised! Twitter is currently the hottest social
network or micro-blogging network on the internet.
Tens of thousands of people are joining each week and even more people are
starting to tweet regularly.
You may find some useful information from fellow Twitterers and some people
may send you tweets of encouragement or even advice.
Even if you don't have too many followers, start tweeting regularly about
your food intake. Just like a dietitian's first request of creating a food
journal you will start being more aware of the good and bad choices you make at
the dinner table which could translate to not only a slimmer waist, but better
3. Join a Twitter Fitness Social Community
Are your so-called Friends Holding your Back ?
If you have tried to organize your friends with Twitter, email or even old
fashioned talking face to face and nothing has gotten done why not find new
In this era most people have more virtual, social network "friends" than
people hang out with so why not find some "friends" who will benefit your health
TwitFitter is a new, rapidly growing social network which is centered around
(go figure) fitness and twitter. Join today for free and find some friends
who will help you use the top 5 ways to use twitter for health and fitness for
2. Have Your Personal Trainer Tweet
A Few Hours with your Trainer a Week is Not Enough !
If you are a personal trainer, have worked with a personal trainer in the
past, or would consider working with a personal trainer you should know that the
actual training sessions are only a small part of the whole picture.
The toughest job for a personal trainer is to keep their clients accountable
for diet and extra exercise (usually cardio) during the week.
This job can be made a lot easier by Twitter. If you are tweeting about
your diet and exercise with your trainer monitoring your regular updates of
"what are you doing ?" you will be less likely to cheat on meals and skip your
If you have a personal trainer, show them the light and urge them to get on
the Twitter train and start tweeting. If you don't have a personal trainer
you can always...
1. Connect with Friends for Group Activities
The More the Merrier !
Exercising in groups has many advantages over exercising alone.
By exercising with a group you are less likely to skip out. You are
more likely to exercise longer and most importantly you are more likely to have
By using Twitter and encouraging friends to tweet regularly, it will be
easier to get in on activities with your friends.
If you don't have anything planned in advance, check your twitter updates and
the chances you can find a friend going for a hike, run, bicycle ride, or trip
to the gym is likely and you are more likely to get a great workout and enjoy
doing so which in the long run will be the best of the top 5 ways to use Twitter
for health and fitness.