In today’s world, social media platforms such as Facebook have become an integral part of our lives. From connecting with friends and family to following our favorite organizations and brands, we spend a significant amount of time scrolling through our newsfeed. However, have we ever stopped to consider the impact that Facebook has on our mental and physical health?
At our organization, we have made a conscious decision to limit our presence on Facebook. Why? Simply put, we believe in good health for everyone, and numerous peer-reviewed studies have shown that excessive use of social media platforms such as Facebook can have negative effects on our wellbeing. From anxiety and depression to poor sleep quality and decreased physical activity, the potential health risks of Facebook cannot be ignored.
We understand that in the corporate and non-profit sectors, Facebook is often considered a necessity for success. Most grants require organizations to provide their Facebook URL, for example. However, we believe that our mission to promote good health outweighs the need for a large presence on this platform.
To stay connected, we suggest subscribing to our monthly electronic newsletter. It’s a great way to learn more about our organization while spending less time on Facebook. We never share or sell email addresses, so you can trust that your information is safe with us.
We are aware that reducing our presence on Facebook will not significantly decrease its worldwide use. However, as an organization that serves a small but valuable group of individuals in our community, we know that change can start with one person at a time. Perhaps reading this post will inspire you to reflect on the amount of time you spend on social media and its potential impact on your health.
We want to make it clear that we are not suggesting that everyone should completely abandon Facebook. Instead, we encourage healthy use of social media and recommend following well-researched guides for more information on how to manage social media use.
As we welcome the spring season and the opportunity to spend more time outdoors, we wish you all good health, good food, and less Facebook. Thank you for following us, and if you’d like to learn more about our organization, please visit our newsletter sign-up page.