Why You should not Believe Health Tips posted on Social Media?

Posted on Updated on 5 February, 2019

Even though a lot of companies are going for social media promotions for their businesses, but not everything they post there is trustable.

When it comes to health, you should be highly cautious of what you read and what you decide to follow in your life. You might come across a lot of health tips being shared on different social media platforms. And many even claim to solve your problems within few days. No matter how attractive these tips might seem to you, stop yourself from following them word by word.

Make a thorough analysis of the said post, from everywhere on the web. And if you are 100% sure that it is not false and has no side effects on your body, then you can go ahead and give that a try. But before that, don’t follow blindly. Why?

Some popular posts are not actually popular

Many people use bots or other software to make their posts popular. So sometimes when you see a post that has a lot of likes and shares, just wait and think. This can be due to some software too.

For example, someone posted any false information about health on his Twitter account, and then used auto retweet tools to share the post number of times. These bots make the post appear as if many people shared the tweet. So, you might feel tempted to follow that health instruction because you believe that many people have already tried and tested it.

But what was the truth?

So it is better to be aware of such scams and follow tips from your trusted sources only. Not every post is legit on social media.

Let health sit with the professionals

If there are doctors or other professionals out there to guide you in a particular direction, why you have to follow some unreliable source? Let the job be done by correct professionals only. Not every person who shares his health tips on the web is expert enough to know about it all.

So before you decide to take the risk of following something an unknown person shared, just get that cross checked with your trusted professional.