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Social networks can affect weight, happiness

December 16, 2011


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February 1, 2012

Thank you for sharing this insightful article. I think social network do some changes but not affects some of it.I’m glad reading in this nice article. Will be sure to share this.

baby cots
January 26, 2012

This is so true. since graduated last 2 years and spent most of my review for licensure exam is at home. and on my spare time i will just browse with social networks and could stay till 5-8 hours and more. What Ive observed is the lack of sleep and weight gain..From size 8 to size 14 now.. 🙁

January 21, 2012

I guess it depends on how you use social networks and how much you use them. Like anything else, there can be such a thing as too much of a good thing. Maybe the people who are becoming obese from social networks are on them too much and not doing things they use to such as: walking, exercize, and moving around.

January 19, 2012

Social media sometimes causes happiness
And happiness sometimes causes weight loss 😀

December 31, 2011

It is amazing how we can influence others the way we do. And it is important that we take advantage of the time and moment. The good we share will help all of us one way or another.

December 28, 2011

Good information for health related issue.

Angelo Bonavera
December 27, 2011

I disagree with your post Anthony Komaroff, M.D,

People who conform to others instead of thinking for themselves is a big problem in modern society. We live in a democracy.. our government depends on individual thought to better itself.

In fact why are you even presenting a new idea to people if you believe they’re conformists.. if it’s true they wouldn’t listen.

If people indulge in the irrational idea of ‘normalcy’ or develop habits instead of thinking, it’s a sign they have a strong ego-defense-mechanism. In other words they have a compulsive disposition that should be addressed.

For example, if someone convenes themselves that eating beef is normal just because they want to fit in.. or just because they like the taste.. this is called a ‘rationalization’. Indulging in the ego-defense mechanism like this had no beneficial place in modern day societies and can lead to much worse things then living unhealthy life styles.

I would also like to challenge your correlation between social networking and the spreading of habits. Most people are obese so if what you’re saying is true that habits spread more if there’s more social interaction, then the country that social networks the most should have the most obese population.


Heather Smith
January 3, 2012

I agree with you angelo social networking is a bane! Keep it up baby!

Praneeth Gangaboina
December 22, 2011

Yes i agree with Mr : Michael. Social networking can be used flawlessly in opining the present Govt and its Strategies which decide the future of the nation. It can be used as a lethal weapon to flush out the corrupt Govt and help bringing up the bill in which the govt and people’s representatives are considered for applying the same rules and acts which are applied for the common man. I want India to be the one with all the perfect rules and Anti-corrupt Nation in the World.

December 18, 2011

There is another side to health and social networking, one which intends to connect people suffering from illness and disease, globally, allowing them to discuss there condition and socialize with others who can relate, something that is often missing.

Its been happening for years in forums, but social networking takes it to the next level.


January 2, 2012

That is a very good point. I wonder how many people know that this support exists.
There is a group called the National Empowerment Center from the Boston area where people with mental illness can support each other. I bieleve similar groups exist in other states as well.

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