It’s a fuller life when we have other people in it. It’s a healthier and longer one, too. Have you ever noticed how much better you feel when you have other people around you? Well, you do. Some studies suggest that thanks to their social nature, extroverts build stronger immune systems that are more equipped to fight off infection -- likely due to their increased exposure to others’ germs -- which means they literally feel better because of their interactions.
If it starts with a stronger immune system, in what other ways can our lives be better or healthier simply by building relationships with others? In partnership with Abbott, we are figuring out the health rewards of companionship and what we sacrifice by isolating ourselves from others.
Sources: Center for Confidence UK, New York Times Well Blog, the journal Development and Psychopathology, Computers in Human Behavior, University of Rochester, Psychology and Aging, the New York Times, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health (NIH), PLoS Medicine, The Lancet, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, The Ohio State University Family Life Month Packet
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