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In this photo illustration, the TikTok app is displayed on an Apple iPhone on August 7, 2020 in Washington, DC.

You hear about people taking breaks from social media all the time. Our very own producer Nicole is a perfect example.

According to Independent and a new study from the “University of Bath” studied how a week-long break from social media affected adults aged 18 to 72, and the results may surprise you (or they may not!). It led to significant improvements in mental well-being and even showed a decrease in both depression and anxiety.

The well-being of the participants jumped from an average of 46 to 55.93 on “The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale.” Depression levels dropped from 7.46 to 4.84, and anxiety levels dropped from 6.92 to 5.94.

Lead researched Dr. Jeff Lambert also added that “Many of our participants reported positive effects from being off social media with improved mood and less anxiety overall. This suggests that even just a small break can have an impact.”

Source: Independent

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