Health Tip: Healthier Ways to Use Social Media

By on January 13, 2020

Teens spend as many as nine hours each day on social media, says Abington Hospital in Pennsylvania.

While social media is a great way to stay connected to friends and get information, it can also take a toll on mental health, the hospital says.

To be a healthier social media user, it suggests:

  • Be aware of how social media is affecting your physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • Try using social media less frequently, perhaps once a week. Having a “Facebook Friday” or “Twitter Tuesday” may help.
  • If you go on daily, limit the day’s usage to 15 minutes.
  • Only check into social media when you receive a notification.

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