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It's no secret that we spend a lot of our time Tweeting, Facebooking and using other social networking sites. From photo sharing and over texting to the loss of workout opportunities, we may be putting our mental and physical health at risk. And to give you a better understanding of this serious issue, the folks at designed
an infograph delineating Is social networking bad for your health?
Some key takeaways:
- 7 in 10 of online adults use social networks.
- 67 percent afraid they will miss something if they don't stay glued to their social networks.
- 5 out of 10 respondents said using Facebook and Twitter makes their lives worse.
- According to The Harvard University's study: During self-disclosure on social media, participants activated the Nucleus Accumbens - the region of the brain, which is important in the development of addictions - it lights up when someone takes cocaine or other drugs.
Self-disclosed activates the part of the brain associated with the sensation of pleasure - the same pleasure that we get from receiving money or eating food.
So how can you maintain a balanced social media and healthy lifestyle? Get your answer in this graphic.
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Let me know your thoughts, how can we defeat a social networking addiction?