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The Most Dangerous TikTok Challenges




TikTok has been a popular video-sharing application. Based on the lines of the app Vines by Snapchat, TikTok has captured millions of global audiences. Especially after Snapchat suspended the services of Vine, TikTok was a hot favorite among the young fans of this app. It has been the second- most downloaded app in the year 2019 only after Whatsapp. The popularity of TikTok among youngsters has been so much that over 40% of TikTok users consist of teenagers and young adults. In such a situation, some dangerous trends have alarmed adults and authorities.

Why the need for dangerous trends?

TikTok is all about getting more views for the videos one uploads. In the quest of getting more people to view and follow their videos, many people start posting very dangerous content that has a potential risk to their lives and can cause personal injury. In many cases, these become popular trends and soon more youngsters are replicating this act for heroism and keeping up with the trend.

This herd mentality or struggle to be a part of the group has affected the young community often. Lives have been lost and serious injuries have been caused while trying to pull off these following TikTok challenges. If you are an adult, you must ensure supervision so that the young ones are not getting themselves into such dangerous acts for the mere purpose of getting more views.

Some harmful TikTok Challenges:

  1. Skullbreaker Challenge: The name of the challenge is enough to understand the painstaking consequences of this challenge. It involves three individuals standing side by side. Once the person in the middle jumps, the other two kick his legs out resulting in an uncontrolled fall. This has resulted in multiple cases of skull injuries besides injuries to other parts of the body. Even deaths have been caused by this challenge being performed by youngsters. All these videos of the Skullbreaker Challenge have been taken off by TikTok.
  2. Throw It in the Air Challenge: What do you think about a challenge the goal of which is to cause a concussion? As dangerous as it sounds, Throw It in the Air Challenge has attracted a lot of serious injuries. To perform this challenge, a group of people stand in a circle and throw an object high in the air. They do not shift until one of them is hit by the falling object. This object can be a small ball and can also be a heavy object having the potential to cause a serious head or neck injury.
  3. The Cha-Cha Slide Challenge: This was a challenge involving driving cars to particular music and resulted in numerous accidents. Finally, TikTok pulled down all the videos of the same and it was regarded as a dangerous TikTok challenge which could potentially be life-threatening.
  4. The Cereal Challenge: For the Cereal Challenge, someone’s mouth is used as a bowl for cereal as he lies down. Cereal and milk are poured into his mouth and consumed with a spoon by another. Besides being gross, the challenge had the potential to choke an individual, and in many cases that happened.
  5. The Pass Out Challenge: The objective of this TikTok Challenge is to somehow manage to pass out through some actions. For instance, one could pass out after swaying their head to and fro multiple times or by holding their breath. As can be understood, this had the risk of serious threats to young lives and was pulled down by TikTok.

Not All TikTok Challenges are Bad:

There are many TikTok Challenges which are great fun and can be a cause for great entertainment. The Renegade Challenge, Yeehaw Challenge, Flip the Switch Challenge, and many such other challenges have no safety concerns and can be safely performed. The Renegade Challenge, for instance, is a dancing challenge where the user has to perform the particular dance steps.

It should be the priority of concerned authorities that instead of dangerous and life-threatening challenges, users are into these fun and harmless challenges. The key thus lies in controlling the trend rather than stopping it altogether.


These challenges and many others have prompted authorities to ban TikTok in many places temporarily. Despite having a young audience base, TikTok has also been accused of letting vulgar content slip through the scrutiny. The solution is, however, not in stopping TikTok altogether. It is already too big to go down and thus there are supposed to be safety nets to ensure that the young users are kept safe. Dangerous trends can be pulled down before they go viral and a healthy vigilance from the adults can ensure that such unfortunate incidents do not endanger the lives of the youth.

Michelle has been a part of the journey ever since Bigtime Daily started. As a strong learner and passionate writer, she contributes her editing skills for the news agency. She also jots down intellectual pieces from categories such as science and health.

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The Role of Medicine in Achieving and Sustaining a Healthy Body Mass





The CDC’s latest numbers classify approximately 42 percent of Americans as obese, and over two-thirds of American adults qualify as either obese or overweight. Living with excess weight heightens people’s risk for debilitating and chronic but otherwise preventable conditions like stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers.

With new weight-loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy on the rise, many are wondering if these medications live up to their hype and can even help end the obesity epidemic. Sergio Padron, founder and CEO of online healthcare and weight-loss support company MD Exam, believes they can — up to a point.

“It’s important to approach these medications with a thorough understanding of what they can and can’t do,” Padron says. “Magic pills for weight loss don’t exist.”

The importance of achieving a healthy body mass

According to Padron, achieving and sustaining a healthy body mass is key to good health. To obtain your body mass index (BMI), online calculators like this one from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ask for your height and weight, run them through the standard formula, and generate your score. The last step is to find this number in the standardized ranges considered underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese.

“Many healthcare professionals use the body mass index (BMI) for a quick approximation of most people’s health,” he explains. “All you need is the patient’s weight and height, and you can calculate this number.”

There are exceptions, however. “In particular, bodybuilders and other athletes can generate results that make it seem like they aren’t healthy, when in fact they’re in excellent condition,” Padron explains. “That’s because BMI doesn’t consider muscle mass, and muscle is more dense than fat. In addition, BMI doesn’t account for visceral fat being more dangerous than fat deposits elsewhere in the body.”

That’s why Padron cautions people not to make snap judgments based on BMI alone and to seek a more comprehensive view from healthcare professionals. “Factors like body composition, blood markers, and lifestyle need to be considered,” he explains, “which is one of the many reasons why we only offer individualized care at MD Exam.”

If your BMI falls in the overweight or obese categories, then it’s time to make a change. “Unfortunately, excess body weight means you could be developing major health problems that you otherwise wouldn’t,” Padron says. “Being overweight has also been associated with depression. In my experience, it can have a negative impact on self-esteem and even lead to the development of eating disorders.”

Luckily, groundbreaking new drugs have become available to help people recover their quality of life.

How Ozempic and Wegovy can help

According to Padron, pharmaceutical solutions like Ozempic and Wegovy can help most people achieve and sustain a healthy body mass. These medications reduce appetite and increase feelings of fullness, thereby enabling people to regulate their consumption better.

“One of the most important things our patients report is that they’re no longer tormented by cravings,” Padron says. “They find it easier to avoid overeating in the first place.”

In addition, Ozempic and Wegovy have been shown to decrease visceral fat — the dangerous kind of fat deposits. “The idea is to optimize health and well-being, not just lose weight,” Padron says. “We want to make sure you lose the right pounds. When you lose visceral fat and keep muscle, you are heading in the right direction and your body composition improves.”

In some rare cases, however, Ozempic and Wegovy aren’t effective. “Luckily, other interventions can be effective in those cases, such as Tirzepatide or classic weight-loss drugs,” Padron says.

Yet Padron emphasizes that weight-loss drugs alone are insufficient to achieve and sustain a healthy body mass.

Personalized, comprehensive support

“Just taking a pill won’t make pounds disappear,” Padron says. “To lose weight, it’s necessary to get real about your lifestyle and actually change your habits. If you haven’t been exercising, for instance, then it’s time to start getting up a little earlier and going for a morning walk. If you haven’t been eating well, then it’s time to stop buying soda and junk food.”

Easier said than done? “We know it’s hard,” Padron says. “That’s why our program takes support seriously. Our medical staff works with patients one-on-one to develop treatment plans that will work for them. We also provide coaching and connect patients to each other for mutual support and accountability. MD Exam is a community. People make friends for life on our platform.”

Lose weight, feel great

Obtaining a healthy body mass often leads to increased energy levels, improved mobility, and reduced joint pain. It can also help control chronic conditions like high blood pressure and sleep apnea, as well as forestall the development of preventable diseases. If that isn’t already enough, it can also boost patients’ self-confidence and mental health.

“Our patients experience an incredible feeling of accomplishment and empowerment,” Padron says. “Losing weight can be truly transformative. I can’t tell you how many people have told me their whole outlook on life has become more positive.”

For Padron, helping people lose weight is its own reward. “I love watching people shed their depression and come back to life,” he says. “This is the most rewarding work I can imagine.”

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