Did you know that having someone who has your back is highly protective for your long-term health? This could be a friend, a family member, a partner, roommate or anyone who you feel you can trust and talk to. Loneliness and social isolation are risk factors for your health and can matter more than your cholesterol and blood pressure! Research shows that feeling socially connected and supported is a key factor in overall health and wellbeing no matter what age we are.
Did You Know:
- Spending social time with others can improve mood and actually reduce risk of depression, anxiety and many other mental health problems.
- Social connection also improves your brain performance, including memory, and lowers your risk of developing dementia later in life.
- Having someone you can confide in reduces your risk of stress-related illnesses for the long term.