Your mother told you an apple a day would keep the doctor away but did you know enjoying a card game or having a chat over a cup of tea can have the same effect? Being socially connected is a key factor in optimal aging and in overall health and well-being.
- Being social improves your brain performance, including your memory, and lowers your risk of developing dementia.
- Spending time with people improves your mood and actually lowers your risk of depression.
- Having someone you can confide in reduces your risk of stress-related illnesses