National Best Friend Day

FRIENDSHIP IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

No matter if you’re female or male, having friends is a good thing. People with a wide network of friends have less tension, suffered from less stress, had stronger defenses and lived longer.

Friends encourage good habits, chase away depression, help you overcome diseasesand cause satisfaction, pleasure and happiness.

“Not having a social support network can be a higher death risk than obesity or leading a sedentary life without exercise,” explains Julianne Holt-Lunstad, professor of psychology and head of a study at Brigham Young University, on the relationship between friendship and longevity.

“The studies have shown a 50% increased odds of survival if you have a solid social network.”

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Adapted from the Huffington Post

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