Your Fav Social Media Platform Says a Ton About Your Health

Justin Caffier
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Sure, you can tell a lot about what a person is doing, eating, or attending by creeping their social media pages, but did you know that your social media habits can also show a lot about your health?

A massive new survey from CivicScience polled over 420,000 Americans who use “growing social media platforms”—Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and Snapchat—to learn about their social media habits before comparing those answers to the general US population. The results showed some interesting findings about certain platform users’ workout and diet habits.


On the whole, Pinterest users were found to be the healthiest, while Instagram and Snapchat tied for second place and Twitter and Tumblr tied for third.

Those who Snap on the reg are likely to exercise regularly at a gym but also are the least likely to eat healthy. Could explain why you don’t see many Stories of bland salads and handfuls of almonds.

Tumblr devotees are likely to be concerned about global warming and probably sort their recycling.

Twitter users probably don’t smoke and are likely to use environmentally friendly products, like the ones you find in that weird aisle of Whole Foods.

Active Pinterest users buy locally grown food, bring reusable shopping bags to the store, and are 17 percent more likely than the rest of us to read nutritional info on food packaging.

And if you aren’t on any of those platforms, I guess we can only conclude you’re a chain-smoking, inactive, plastic bag-using garbage person. That’s how this works, right?


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