How to Live Longer: The Exercise Mistake to Avoid
Exercise, exercise, exercise. It’s the last thing most of us want to think about after Christmas Day, when we feel like we’ve consumed an entire farm the night before. However, while your stomach is running for an entire year of pork, beef, and fat, that’s exactly what your body needs. We learned from an early age that exercise is one of the keys to healthy living.
The study, conducted on more than 60,000 Americans, found that “individuals who perceived themselves to be less active than others were up to 71% more likely to die … than those who perceived themselves to be more active.”
That’s according to the study’s authors, psychologists Alia Crum and Octavia Zahrt.
According to the study, it doesn’t matter if you are already exercising.
Even if you are very active, worrying that you are not getting enough exercise can have negative consequences.
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It will surprise many and shows the power of the mind to have a positive and negative impact on our physical health.
This study is particularly relevant in our modern society.
We live in a world of filtered existence where people show off their “perfect lives” on social media.
The question, in the long run, what could that do to the overall death rate of a generation and therefore of the nation.
We are already starting to see the effects.
In fact, there has long been a relationship between images in the media affecting those who view them.
A study on the impact of media on eating disorders in children and adolescents in 2003, before the advent of social media, found that “media exposure predicted disorderly eating symptomatology, a tendency to thinness, body dissatisfaction and ineffectiveness in women; and approval of personal thinness and dieting in men ”.
18 years after that newspaper article, we are in a world where social media platforms are full of people posting images of unrealistic body images to people who then feel bad that their own bodies don’t match. these unrealistic standards.
This in turn can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety which in turn sometimes lead to the development of eating disorders as the youngster tries to conform to the standards depicted in the photo.
Earlier this month, an investigation by a leading US newspaper on TikTok found that their algorithms send vulnerable users into “rabbit holes of limited interest, resulting in potentially dangerous content.”
It comes amid a growing feeling that while social media can do a lot to connect young people with each other, it is causing real harm to people of all age groups.
After the pandemic, it will be more crucial than ever to manage the mental health crisis that is currently escalating within our larger COVID crisis.