7 Reasons to Reduce Your Social Media Consumption in 2023: Health, Wealth, and Self

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Social media consumption is at an all-time high. According to& recent data& from Smart Insights, 59 percent of the world’s population uses social networking. The number of users grew from 4.2 billion in January 2021 to 4.74 billion in Oct. 2022.The Pew Research Center& found& the number of social media users increases to 72 percent when isolated to that of Americans.There have been various studies about the impact of frequent social media use on the health and wellness of users. Here are seven reasons to reduce your social media consumption in 2023.1. Social media consumption can be detrimental to mental health.According to& two experts& from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia Psychiatry, social media can harm mental health. This is particularly true for young people, experts say.“Although there are important benefits, social media can also provide platforms for bullying and exclusion, unrealistic expectations about body image and sources of popularity, normalization of risk-taking behaviors, and can be detrimental to mental health,” said Claude Mellins, Professor of medical psychology in the Departments of Psychiatry and Sociomedical Sciences.2. Social media can cause unrealistic comparisons to false realities portrayed online.Many social media users have admitted to comparing their lives to...

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