Subscribe:
29 Mar 2012
By Brendan O'Keefe
Mar
29
2012

How can we use tech & social media to get young people to engage in physical activity?

discussion-point-header

Come and join the conversation. Use the comments to share your thoughts, and please don’t forget to share with your networks. Oh, and feel free to send us your ideas for a discussion point for consideration.

How can we use technology and social media to get young people to engage in more physical activity?

Previous discussion point posts

By

Posts: 36

3 Comments

  1. There are so many great apps available in smartphone markets which not only help you to exercise but keep you socially connected.

    A great use of tech I have seen is an exercise bike at a gym which was transformed into a multi-player racing simulator. The other player could be at a partner gym in another state but you get to race against that person to determine a winner. With a general sense of competitiveness, these kinds of fun gyms could be a great way for young people to exercise while still being socially connected.

  2. darryn herdy says:

    well when i was i kid we would get and old news paper and tape it up to something that resembled a aussies rules football.now is a news paper part of the social media?i think yes.so there is your problem.yo just cannont wrap sticky tape around a computer.and you cant kick it

  3. Tim McMahon [Telstra Employee] says:

    Young people tend to use SMS/MMS to engage in physical activity. However, they might be more inclined to use Facebook these days for event management.

Leave a Comment


+ 7 = twelve

Heads up! You are attempting to upload an invalid image. If saved, this image will not display with your comment.