Good Friends = Longevity

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

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The secret to longevity may be as simple as a few good friends.

According to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, social isolation reduces quality of life and actually increases the risk of death. These findings support the notion that people really need other people to be happy and lead longer lives.

However, the circumstances surrounding aging can make it challenging to maintain a close-knit social circle. There are fewer opportunities to interact with co-workers after retirement, neighbors often travel to snowbird destinations for winter, children leave the nest, and spouses and friends pass away.

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