Social Media and Your Weight
Can social media sabotage weight-loss goals? Yes, say experts. Society has become increasingly more sedentary. We sit longer for periods of time. We’re hooked on the internet, and addicted to social media which makes us lazier. Before we know it we mindlessly eat, and find it time to go to bed again. The cycle can be vicious, coupled with excessive smoking, drinking, and lack of sleep—the waistline get bigger. The people that you are connected through social media can also influence weight gain, and overall happiness.
Two of every three Americans are overweight Harvard Health reported. We are unhealthy as a nation. "There are many explanations for our expanding waistlines, starting with insufficient amounts of exercise and excessively large portions of inexpensive, calorie-dense prepared and processed foods. But is it possible that social interactions also play a role, and that the obesity epidemic is in part a contagious disease?” It is possible, and with many people connecting online, and not sharing meals as a community, it’s easy to see why our pants are getting tighter.