It’s True! Socializing is REALLY Good For Your Health!
You don’t have to take MY word for it – take a look at the science!
In fact, here are the top three ways having friends and socializing are good for you…
Friends is great for your heart! Studies show us that loneliness and isolation can be the physical of smoking almost a pack of cigarettes a day.
That’s because the vulnerability that accompanies loneliness can cause the body to create more fibrinogen, a protein commonly associated with heart disease.
Friends make you happy! Researchers have found having friends to be an important predictor of happiness and life satisfaction. More than that, face-to-face interactions are FAR more powerful for generating well-being than phone calls or email. I wonder how effective Facetime and Skype are?
Interestingly, the number close friends people in the United States Report having has dropped by a third since the mid 1980s. Back then, most people reported having an average of three close friends with whom they could confide. That number has dropped to two – with almost a quarter of respondents saying they have no confidants at all.
Friends make you smarter!! (Friends with (brain) benefits? You bet!!)
Researchers have found that engaging in a brief, 10-minute conversation can have the same effect on executive function (working memory, self-control, and managing distractions) as playing brain games or completing a crossword puzzle.
Do I have your attention yet?
Join me for a free webinar on July 18th and discover 3 ways you can immediately improving your social and professional networks – for (your) good!
I’ll also introduce you to Hands On Networking – using the Hands On Plan to tap into your charismatic style and build the right social networks for you.
And yes! You can invite friends!
Here is the link to register!
See you there!
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