Social media is changing people's perception of ideal body and beauty day by day. According to the data published by Ualbert, approximately 90% of women state that they compare themselves with other social media users, while this rate is recorded as 65% for men. Nearly 40% of these people have a negative perception about themselves as a result of comparisons.
Social media, which has 4,7 billion users worldwide, is changing people's perception of ideal body and beauty day by day. According to the research data published by Ualbert, mostly based in England, approximately 90% of women state that they compare themselves with other social media users, while this rate is recorded as 65% for men. Nearly 40% of these people have a more negative perception of themselves after comparison. It is stated that social media posts, in which content such as various photos and videos are beautified through effects, not only harms people's sense of self, but also negatively affects body image.
Sports and nutrition information platform Power and Fitness Founder Yankı Tansuğ said that social media does not completely reflect the truth, and that people share the moment when they are in their best form with the photos they take in the best light, and evaluated the issue with the following words: represents. While most of the posts shared on these platforms cause followers to exclude their own bodies, they also change their expectations from their bodies. Posts on social media that are not based on science also lead to the formation of a large pool of misinformation, and people apply unhealthy eating methods to achieve their ideal body form. However, it is possible to have a fit appearance and a healthy, vigorous body by doing sports or exercising and consuming healthy foods.”
The first rule of weight loss: Changing your perspective on life
Pointing out that in order to lose weight, one's perspective on life must first change, Yankı Tansuğ said, "As long as people do not permanently change the negative ideas and emotions in their lives, they will eventually return to the beginning, whether they lose weight or gain weight. Therefore, individuals first need to determine why they want to change and how important this situation is for them. The process initiated after finding answers to these questions minimizes the negative impact of social media. This roadmap, which I constantly share with my followers, is unfortunately still rejected by a small minority, but is adopted by the majority of people who sign up for my programs, and a considerable conscious audience applies to my platform to become healthier and stronger.”
“Sports is not just an action to lose weight, it is an action that improves the quality of life”
Power and Fitness Founder Yankı Tansuğ, who argues that there are few scientific evidence-based social media channels in Turkey, said, “Which of the social media pages to be selected for support is a very critical step in order to achieve a healthy and vigorous body structure. Because not every page offers correct information and practices. At this point, I enable people to reach both a fit and a healthy body through my platform, which includes my suggestions, which I have confirmed with the results of scientific research. In addition to supporting them with the programs I have created in this direction, I am correcting the misinformation they have gained from social media by explaining that sports is not only an action to lose weight, but an action that improves their quality of life."
Most people do sports to lose weight.
Underlining that he has been operating in this field for 6 years with his social media accounts and platform, Yankı Tansuğ shared the following information about his programs: “I prepare my current programs with a focus on remote participation in order to eliminate the geographical boundaries between my followers. Since the main purpose of the majority of my followers is to lose weight and burn fat, the most demanded YAK series in these programs. I also organize many programs for different purposes. In each of them, after the participants choose the program they need and register, they send a detailed evaluation form and collect the information we will need.”
Personal nutrition and sports calendar
Power and Fitness Founder Yankı Tansuğ, who stated that they prepared a personalized nutrition and sports program based on these forms, said, “In the calendar we have created, we present the foods that the participants will eat in their daily lives and the weekly sports schedule. For example, in YAK fat burning programs, only our application guide is 50 pages in size and contains all the information about the program. However, even if the content is complete, I attach great importance to program support and I provide this support with my professional team of 8 people. The support package includes many topics including the implementation of the program, the problems encountered, analyzing and correcting the movement forms in your sports program from the video," he concluded.