A healthy social life may protect your brain as you age, according to numerous reports. Data shows that having fulfilling, close ties to friends and family, as well as participating in meaningful social activities, may help safeguard your memories and cognition. It’s important to note that the quality and purpose of your relationships affect your brain functions as well, giving us all the more reason to create and maintain nourishing relationships.
Studies have shown that people who are socially engaged in loving relationships with their family, friends, and communities are healthier and happier than those who aren’t. They also have sharper thinking skills, prolonged cognition, and longer lifespans. A large Swedish study of people ages 75 and over concluded that dementia risk was lowest in those with a variety of satisfying contacts with friends and relatives.
On the flip side, people who remain relatively isolated display more depression, cognitive decline, and increased mortality. One study showed that people who lack social ties increased their risk of premature death from all causes by 50 percent. That’s greater than the risk incurred through obesity and physical inactivity.
For your mental, emotional and physical health, make that tea date with a friend, fill up your heart with good company, and know your brain health is benefiting too!
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