Posts Tagged "friendship"

Finding Purpose for a Good Life. But Also a Healthy One.

Posted on May 29, 2018 in Health Optimization

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the January 2, 2018  Advanced Medicine Show Happiness has little to do with it. Research suggests meaning in your life is important for well-being. Volunteering to help children, for example, or to take care of a pet can improve your well-being, research suggests. CreditIgor Kovalenko/European Pressphoto Agency My favorite medical diagnosis is “failure to thrive.” Not because patients are failing to thrive — that part makes me sad. But because of the diagnosis’s bold proposition: Humans, in their natural state, are...

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BYU Study Finds Relationships Help You Live Longer

Posted on Aug 7, 2010 in Uncategorized

by Sara Israelsen-Hartley No man is an island, and if he tries to be one, he may die sooner, according to a new BYU analysis. Researchers have discovered that people with greater social relationships are 50 percent more likely to live longer than their socially reclusive counterparts. In fact, a lack of friends is as damaging as smoking 15 cigarettes a day or being an alcoholic. It’s also twice as damaging as obesity and more harmful than not exercising, according to the study.  “We’re not in any way trying to downplay the seriousness of these other risk factors, (which)...

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