Between all of the fitness models, filter-obsessed Instagrammers, and friends with picture-perfect lives, a day spent scrolling through social media may add up to body insecurities, suggests a new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine surveyed over 1,700 adults between ages 18 and 32 about their social media habits and body image attitudes—and their findings aren’t pretty.
They found that those who spend the most time trolling their social feeds are twice as likely to have body image issues. And those who log on most frequently are over two and a half times as likely to report eating and body image concerns, compared to those who hit refresh a little less. Not exactly what you’re going for when checking your Insta feed in the middle of a conference call.