Sunday Mail - Body and Soul - - NATURAL SOLUTIONS -

The Aussie love of ab­bre­vi­at­ing words has caught on glob­ally ever since LOL took the spot­light (that’s “Laugh­ing Out Loud”, in case you some­how missed it). With new ex­pres­sions pop­ping up on so­cial me­dia ev­ery week, even fit­ness gu­rus are ad­mit­ting to do­ing the odd Google search to stay rel­e­vant in their in­dus­try.

What’s ex­cit­ing about th­ese terms is they’re all about mo­ti­vat­ing us to lead healthy and ac­tive lives, con­sis­tently striv­ing to achieve more and be bet­ter. Thanks to sites such as In­sta­gram, Twit­ter and Face­book, th­ese buzz words form search terms which cre­ate a com­mu­nity of like-minded peo­ple.

For those of you want­ing to join the con­ver­sa­tion, but still not sure of what’s what, here are some terms to get you started. In online speak, leggo!


Sim­i­lar to fit­spo (be­low), al­though more about fit­ness per­for­mance and less about bal­anced health. Quotes, blogs and pic­tures of ac­tive and strong in­di­vid­u­als or nu­tri­tious foods to pro­mote great health and a pos­i­tive out­look on life. Fit­ness pho­tos for In­sta­gram. Ex­pect lots of gym shots, shirt­less pics and stylish food snaps. Quotes, blogs and pic­tures mostly dom­i­nated by nu­tri­tious foods and recipe ideas, with a few mo­ti­vat­ing ex­er­cise pic­tures to be healthy.

So­cial me­dia can in­spire and sup­port you in your fit­ness quest. But be­fore you log on, get down with the lingo of the lat­est hash­tag terms. By Kirsty Welsh

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