Self-care, Wellbeing, Holistic Healing, Mindfulness,...  however you like to label it, we are taking looking after ourselves more seriously than ever, with the Wellness Industry now estimated to be worth more than 1.5 trillion dollars.

But it doesn't all have to be pilates retreats, vitamin supplements and affirmations, (although we advocate for whatever you feel gives you a health and happiness boost), unsurprisngly, studies* have shown that socialising can have a positive impact on our health - hurrah to that! 

So here are our top reasons why you should book in that coffee with a friend, accept an invitation, or lay the table and host a jolly supper.

YOU WILL ENJOY BETTER MENTAL HEALTH Interacting with others boosts feelings of well-being and decreases feelings of depression. Research has shown that one sure way of improving your mood is to work on building social connections. 

YOU WILL LIKELY ENJOY BETTER PHYSICAL HEALTH Social engagement is associated with a stronger immune system, especially for older adults.

YOU MAY EVEN LOWER YOUR RISK OF DEMENTIA There is accumulating evidence that socialising is good for your brain health. People who connect with others generally perform better on cognitive skills tests, including memory. In the long run, people with active social lives are less likely to develop dementia than those who are more socially isolated. 

YOU MAY LIVE LONGER People with more social support tend to live longer than those who are more isolated, this is true even after accounting for overall level of health.

So embrace a buzzing social life, it is good for your health! 

*Research obtained from Pyschology Today - The Health Benefits of Socializing

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