Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Texas Girl Scouts Utilize Social Media to Stay Healthy

Alabama's CBS News 42 reports that Girl Scouts are testing out a new fitness program that even lets them text and spend time on Facebook to get them more physically active.

Researchers created the "Be Fit With Friends", or BFF program, teaming up with the Girl Scouts. The girls earn points and win prizes for taking part in community fitness events.

Social media is a big part of the program. The girls get motivational text messages and even have a Facebook fan page to upload pictures. 35 girls took part in the fitness study and the data is currently being analyzed. Another organization picked it up as part of a summer program for another 100 girls.