Strong Relationships for Sturdy Health

The results are in. Studies have found that people with fulfilling relationships live longer, healthier lives. They’re also more likely to have a higher self-esteem, feel more valued, and take better care of themselves, promoting wellness, immunity and longevity.

Social connections may even influence longevity “in ways every bit as powerful as adequate sleep, a good diet, and not smoking.” In a 13-year study conducted on 2,761 people over the age of 65, tracking all areas of activity, it was found that those who spent time in social activities “fared just as well as those who spent the time exercising.” (No, this is not an excuse to stop exercising, just sharing the results of the study 😉 ).

On the other hand, a lack of social fulfillment is tied to depression, premature cognitive decline and increased mortality. Here are a few studies that demonstrate this link.  Continue reading “Strong Relationships for Sturdy Health”

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