Why Social Connection Supercharges Health

Time spent with those that you trust and that care about you is good for you, and being around such people can make you feel more connected. Such social connection, it has been found, improves physical health and mental and emotional well-being.

Social connection could be just as critical as looking after yourself in other ways such as getting enough sleep, eating healthily and not smoking. A number of studies have indicated that lack of social connection is a greater detriment to health than obesity, smoking and high blood pressure. It can mean greater risk of depression and later-life cognitive decline, as well as increased mortality.

On the other hand, strong social connection:

  • Strengthens your immune system (research by Steve Cole shows that genes impacted by loneliness also code for immune function and inflammation)

It seems the benefits of social connection are, quite literally, life-enhancing. So it seems like a great idea to get out there (or online) and start connecting with others!

By Ayesha Hamid

www.ayeshahamid.co.uk

During this isolating time we are running social events for meaningful connection almost every day.

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