Tweeting to 13.1 Miles: How Social Media Has Impacted Health and Fitness

It’s no question social media has changed the way we communicate, but it has also tremendously impacted the health and fitness world. With the explosion of “foodie” and fitness blogs, people have a new way to approach a healthy lifestyle. Instead of reading about celebrity diets in US Weekly, you can watch a real person’s day-to-day fitness routine, meal plans and get real-life tips on everything from losing weight to running a marathon. This session will talk about the positive impacts social media has had in health.

Deanna Ferrari is a PR pro living and working in Pittsburgh. She is a senior account executive at WordWrite Communications and the communications director at large for the Pittsburgh chapter of Public Relations Society of America.

Deanna runs the blog “Pretty in Pittsburgh” and enjoys running, watching football and reality TV, doing yoga and eating. You can view her blog at

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