Web Toolbar by Wibiya

Bridget M.

is modding

 
 
 

GL PROFILES

More Friends = More Fun

 
 

GL
Tweets !

16 MINUTES AGO VJ dishes about her beef with Ariana: http://t.co/k8gjJNncrH

AN HOUR AGO *Gasp* Is there reallly a @bigtimerush reunion in the works?! http://t.co/ALjnML36H9

2 HOURS AGO 8 easy ways to add more exercise to your sched: http://t.co/dF1R8sFx02

 

sponsored links

Scientists say scanning Facebook makes you seriously body-conscious


We do it a couple times a day, the good ol’ Facebook News Feed scan. We want to see what our friends are up to, make sure our exes haven’t suddenly changed their relationship statuses, check out new pictures and like silly things. But all that time we’re spending flicking through others’ lives might just be negatively effecting our own.

 

A new study confirms that looking at Facebook—particularly other friends’ pictures—can make you more self-critical. Scientists quizzed 881 college-age women about their social media activities and how they feel about themselves and, more particularly, their bodies. The more time women spent on Facebook, the more likely they were to report that they spend a lot of time thinking about their physical appearance. They were also more likely to feel badly about themselves after seeing another’s pictures.

 

The good news is that time spent on Facebook in no way equated to eating disorders, scientists found. The thing to remember about social media in general and Facebook especially is that all of your friends post only the very best things. Photos are filtered and tagged only if they’re particularly flattering. When you scan through your News Feed, you’re seeing a curated view of someone’s life, not the reality.

 

Do you spend a lot of time on Facebook? Tell us in the comments!

 

 

LOVE THIS POST? YOU’LL HEART THESE TOO…

+ Stay trim and get yummy recipes with Get Fit Fast, our weekly health newsletter

+ Land a beach bod just in time for Memorial Day

+ Hook your girls up! Bra deets you should know

 

WIN BIG! Step into spring with style with our March giveaway.

MAJOR PLUS Get the latest from GL on Google+ and Instagram.

BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 4/11/2014 10:36:00 PM

POSTED IN , , , , ,

< PREVIOUS   NEXT >   
comments powered by Disqus
Need a quick cardio boost? Run up and down a flight of stairs for five minutes to get your heart pumping!
 

 

 

YAY—it's Super Bowl Sunday! Which team are you rooting for? 



 
 

A bath won't get you clean because you are soaking in your own dirt.

X

Go behind the scenes with Bella and the Bulldogs...

 

 

In Nickelodeon's newest series, Bella and the Bulldogs, Brec Bassinger shines as Bella—a bubbly cheerleader who joins the guys' football team! CLICK HERE for a sneak peek at this hilarious show premiering January 17.

Advertisement
 
Posts From Our Friends

sponsored links