CONNECTEDNESS & HEALTH
Social connections improve physical, mental and emotional well-being.
We all think we know how to take good care of ourselves: eat your veggies, work out and try to get enough sleep.
But how many of us know that social connection is just as critical?
An American Association for Advancement of Science study showed that lack of social connection is a GREATER detriment to health than obesity, smoking and high blood pressure.
Feel like you may be low on social connection?
Fear not!. The good news is that social connection has more to do with your subjective feeling of connection than your number of friends. You could have 1,000 friends and still feel low in connection (thus the expression "loneliness in a crowd) but you could also have no close friends or relatives but still feel very connected from within.