Did you know that having a robust social network can make you healthier? Well, you read that right; it is one of the best kept secrets to good health and a long life.
There are times when you may find it difficult to stay in touch with friends and distant family members, but we do have all the reasons in the world to do it. Tight friendships and strong family members offer an emotional connection. Research has shown that when we have close ties, we're more likely to take better care of ourselves, feel less stressed and even live longer.
So how can friends make us healthier?
• Researchers explained how diverse social connections were less susceptible to cold than those who were socially isolated.
• You may sleep better. In a study conducted by the University of Chicago, folks suggested how being lonely can lead to restless sleep, the lonelier you are, the more you toss and turn.
• You'll stay sharper because having strong social connections may cut your risk of cognitive decline according to several studies.
A good and healthy relationship is invaluable because it supports us during rough times and also helps us find the deeper meaning in life.