Did you know that loneliness and isolation can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke?
The risk has been found to be similar to that of smoking or obesity.
Researchers have found that loneliness and isolation can lead to:
- An increased risk of heart attack
- An increased risk of stroke
- A weaker immune system
- High blood pressure
You can combat loneliness and isolation by creating a strong social network around you:
- Strengthen the existing relationships and friendships you have; here is expert advice as to how to do that.
- Create new social ties by socializing with others in your community, work, and family
It is impactful to see that loneliness and isolation have similar risk factors as smoking and obesity.
We often only focus on our physical health, but this further underscores the importance of our mental and emotional health.
Being unhappy and lonesome can be damaging to our precious lives; bonding with those around us and becoming a socially active is of utmost importance to our health and wellbeing!
We hope this article takes you to greater health.
Please share this article with your friends and family so that they can also live a healthier life with easy and simple changes to the choices they make each day.