Spending less time on social media can improve your overall health and well-being.
Reducing social media use by 15 minutes a day can significantly improve general health and immune function and reduce levels of loneliness and depression, new research suggests.
Less Social Media, More Immunity
study, published in Journal of Technology in Behavioral Sciencesshowed that people who reduced their social media use had an average 15 percent improvement in immune function, including colds, flu, warts and verrucas.
less social media, more sleep
They also showed a 50 percent improvement in sleep quality and 30 percent fewer depressive symptoms.
Less social media, better mental health
Professor Phil Reid, from Swansea University’s School of Psychology, said: “These data suggest that, when people reduce their social media use, their lives can improve in a number of ways – including their physical health and well-being. Including benefits for psychological well-being.”
“It remains to be established whether the association between social media use and health factors is direct, or whether changes in well-being variables, such as depression, or other factors, such as increased physical activity, mediate it,” He added.
Social media platforms are designed to be addictive and have been linked to anxiety, depression, and even physical ailments.
Let’s end the social media addiction to stay healthy
Another study published by the American Psychological Association showed that teenagers and young adults who reduced their social media use by 50 percent for just a few weeks improved how they felt about both their weight and their overall appearance. , saw significant improvement in it.