Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 18 January 2016 Have a social media detox Have a social media detox! Scouring the pages of peers’ social media profiles can be destructive behavior. It’s human nature to compare and aspire, however constantly being exposed to images and status updates portraying a ‘perfect life’ can bring you down and lower your self-esteem, as you feel that yours doesn’t match up. Like an advertisement, people tend to only display the best bits of their life, but who is to say they’re not looking at your profile and feeling the same jealousy or admiration? Do your self-esteem a favour and ditch Facebook for a week or two. If that’s a struggle, spend time checking out your own profile instead. A study led by Jeff Hancock of Cornell University showed that those who looked at their own Facebook profiles felt self-affirmed and more confident. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Diet and nutrition Is canned or frozen produce bad for me? News Hand hygiene – how clean are your hands really? Medical Add asthma to list of possible causes of childhood obesity Medical Feeling down during spring? Blame your seasonal allergies News UP student wakes up from 11 week coma: ‘We’ve been surprised by how strong she is’ Parenting C-section rates have nearly doubled since 2000 From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.