Health Tip: Healthier Ways to Use Social Media
(HealthDay News) -- 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.