Healthy lifestyle and social networks: Trajectory of their intersections in student life

The relevance of this article is the need to analyze and study the integration of healthy lifestyles and social networks, which leads to serious changes in the protection and promotion of student health. Modern information-based society opens up new horizons for the system of a healthy lifestyle and social networks that can change many aspects of student life. The aim of the study is to analyze the effectiveness of interaction between social networks and healthy lifestyles of students. The leading methods for the study of this problem is the method of questioning, which allows to analyze the effectiveness of the interaction of social networks and healthy lifestyles of students, to get acquainted with the meanings that informants give to their activities, and to make it possible to get their explanations of what is happening. The article deals with theoretical and methodological aspects of students’ perception of a healthy lifestyle presented in social networks. The degree of importance of communities on a healthy lifestyle in the social network Vkontakte is determined. It is established that the community on a healthy lifestyle are of big value for students, and the information that is presented in these groups is useful for them and they use it in practice. It is revealed that when choosing groups, students more often pay attention to the number of participants and content. It is defined that students look through posts in groups on a healthy lifestyle in Vkontakte daily, but they have no experience of communication with like-minded people. The novelty and originality of the study lies in the fact that it is shown that at present, social networks and healthy lifestyles interact closely: in social networks there is a large amount of information, in particular, in groups on healthy lifestyles, but this information is often not motivating for students to act. Some students argue that the main motivation for a healthy lifestyle is their reflection in the mirror, and social networks are a tool for achieving positive results. Among the users of social networks there is a subgroup for which social networks are just a source of useful information, but do not motivate to act. It is shown that the main aspects of a healthy lifestyle in social networks are sports, proper nutrition, and rejection of bad habits. Many students are interested in only one of the areas of a healthy lifestyle. It is determined that students support the promotion of a healthy lifestyle, but Express concerns about the quality of information. The data obtained in the work can be used in value-ology, social psychology, pedagogy, age psychology, sociology, as well as for further theoretical development of this issue. © 2019, Dorma Journals. All rights reserved.

Magomedov G.B.1 , Veretennikova E.V.2 , Ulyankin S.V.3 , Martynenko S.E. 4 , Ilkevich T.G.5 , Karnaukh I.S.6 , Borisova L.V.7
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  • 1 North-Caucasian Institute (Branch), All-Russian State University of Justice (RPA of the Ministry of Justice or Russia), Makhachkala, Russian Federation
  • 2 Rostov Institute (Branch), All-Russian State University of Justice (RPA of the Ministry of Justice or Russia), Rostov on Don, Russian Federation
  • 3 Department of Physical Education and Sports, Vladimir State University named after Alexander Grigoryevich and Nikolai Grigoryevich Stoletov, Vladimir, Russian Federation
  • 4 Department of Theory and History of International Relations, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Moscow, Russian Federation
  • 5 Department of Physical Education and Life Safety, Gzhel State University, Elektroizolyator, Russian Federation
  • 6 Information Library Center named after Academician L.I. Abalkin, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • 7 Department of Legal Regulation of Economic Activity, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation
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Healthy lifestyle; Social networks; Student youth
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