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How Does Social Media Affect Our Mental and Physical Health?

How Does Social Media Affect Our Mental and Physical Health?

Logging onto social media has become a daily routine for many of us. According to a 2016 poll, 79% of Internet-using adults have a Facebook account. Additionally, 76% of Facebook users report logging on once per day, with 55% logging on several times per day. Another study recently estimated we spend a combined 50 minutes on social media each day, which extrapolates to roughly five years per lifetime.

So, not only are most of us on social media, but we’re on it a lot. What does that mean for our overall health? Unfortunately, there isn’t one simple answer. There are many pros and cons to social media and its overall effect on our mental and physical health which should be considered.

Pros of Using Social Media