One of the main disadvantages of being overly active in social networking sites such as Facebook is that you tend to be quite laidback and will soon have a lot of problems associated with being a Facebook addict.
Research has proven that your body has not been designed to sit idle in one place for long periods of time and that inactivity like this would lead to a lot of diseases. That is one of the reasons why you should avoid Facebook and start being more active.
Being active is essential to lead a really healthy life and sites such as Facebook which force you to be online most of the time act as a deterrent to it. There are several ways in which you can start to be more active and avoid Facebook.
The first step is to stop updating your status messages every one hour or more frequently. Keep a fixed time every day when you would update your Facebook account. At all other times stay offline from Facebook. Do not ever have your meals in front of the computer. Focus on what you eat, so that you eat healthy food and that too it the right proportions only.
Make it a habit to exercise every day. If you think it is boring to exercise, then you can incorporate cool ways to exercise, like playing a game with friends or going for a swim in the nearby lake or beach. Whatever form you choose, spend at least one hour every day out of your home. Enjoy the trees and nature around you. You will notice that it not only makes you fresher, but also helps you to de stress after a tiring day.
Once you start spending more time outdoors you will come up with more and more interesting ways in which you can spend your time rather than updating meaningless messages on Facebook. Remember that Facebook is a officially going to a traded on stock exchanges in the coming months and their primary responsibility to show revenue and profit. Do not fall a prey to their marketing gimmicks. Avoid Facebook and and instead keep in touch with friends on a one to one basis. Updating your status messages is not maintaining a friendship; it resembles someone giving a speech from the hill top. That is definitely not how you can make friends and have a meaningful relationship. Talk to your friend over phone and meet them in person whenever possible. This would help you to avoid Facebook while still having friends who will help you out in times of need and share your joys and sorrows equally. If you know of any friend who needs your help, volunteer to help out in whatever way you can. It can be as simple as cooking a meal for an elderly person who is staying alone in a house and has fallen sick. You may decide for yourselves how you can make a difference in this world and not remain another Facebook junkie.
Today is as good as any day to make a resolution to lead a more healthy and active lifestyle. Avoid Facebook and all similar hindrances and road blocks that eat away your time with nothing to show in return for it. Our time on this earth is limited. Let us make the best use of it and not waste it on frivolous activities such as Facebook. Avoid Facebook and its money making and time wasting apps and games right away. Friendships existed before Facebook and will continue to exist after it has run its course as well.