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Social media may be undermining your health;  See how

Social media may be undermining your health; See how

With the advent of the Internet, it has become increasingly easier to access information, as well as to communicate and strengthen connections. In this sense, social networks are an essential tool for keeping in touch with your loved ones.

However, once you are included in social networking contexts, such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc., it is very easy to like and follow a number of pages which can take up a lot of your time.

Another important aspect is the presence of the algorithm that is responsible for selecting the types of content that you like the most, which makes you spend more time on this medium.

In this sense, social networks can distract us from our goals and commitments. Even if this sounds silly or even banal, there is a science behind it that explains how it can directly affect our health, be it mental or physical.

Just like in real life, social media also has the power to influence the kind of day you want, the person you want to be and the life you want to live.

In this sense, scientific and psychological studies are increasingly showing the measurable effects that platforms can have on people’s health and behavior.

Check out the effects of social media on your health

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With regard to physical health, it can be said that the use of social networks can lead to a sedentary lifestyle, which increases the risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease.

Another aspect to consider is the constant exposure to blue light emitted by mobile phones, which affects vision and can impair sleep, affecting the quality of rest.