Facebook affects your health, we’ve found 5 ways
We all use Facebook every single day and it is also true that there are new apps that have reinvented the way of how we communicate with other people and we cannot deny we all had a profile at some point, but, do we know how Facebook affects your health?
Mexico has 49 million Facebook users and it is the fifth biggest market for that company and this is why we wanted to know the impact on our health after using that app a lot of times during the day.
- – Self esteem: A study made by the University of Cornell, proved that young people felt better every time they updated their Facebook status. The answer? Having control of what you show on the social media could bring a boost to trust more in yourself.
- – Depression: Regardless the boost this social media could bring to your self esteem, it could also have an opposite effect and explode the “Facebook depression”. Spending so much time on this social media gives a distorted vision of the reality that might end up in depression or loneliness.
- – Improve your capacity to socialize: If you keep on chatting with your friends via inbox, then we have good news. According with the University of Lancaster, having conversations thru private messages will make you trust in your friends even more and by seeing old pictures your memory will be working and you will have positive thoughts and emotions.
- – Eating disorder: Although Facebook is not the only social media that could provoke these disorders, it is proved that young people that are more exposed to this net, have more chances to develop anorexia and bulimia or to practice extreme diets.
- – Say good bye to shyness: Reading your friends feedback often, could help you to start conversations that you wouldn’t do if they were just in front of you.
Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, expressed his comments as a Facebook user: “I think that Facebook is great social media that helps us to be in touch with our family and friends that are far away, another state or another country. I use Facebook as a tool to instantly share pictures with my family and friends”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.