How Being Distracted by Politics Can Impact Your Health


  Do you feel stressed about the election and politics in general? You’re certainly not alone. This is a significant source of anxiety for a huge share of the population. Unfortunately, it can have a detrimental impact on your physical and mental health. Whether your current concerns are tied to the relentlessly negative news cycle or worrisome discussions with loved ones, political distractions can lead to the following health issues: Insomnia Like any source of anxiety, political concerns can make it difficult to enjoy a restful night’s sleep. Sadly, a growing body of research suggests that many Americans have struggled…

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The Effect of Social Media on Mental Health in the Era of COVID-19


Why Taking a Break From Social Media Is Important for Your Mental Health Is your mental health suffering in a time of COVID? You’re certainly not alone. The digital landscape seems hopelessly negative and combative these days, to the point that even a few minutes online can prompt feelings of hopelessness or despair. The Value of Social Media Breaks: What the Research Says A growing body of research supports the value of unplugging. Perhaps most notable: a 2016 study published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. This one-week experiment involving over 1,000 participants found that those who successfully…

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