Socially active live longer than loners

Your friends might help you live longer without your knowing it. A new study says that those surrounded by family and friends are 50 percent less likely to die early than those with no social life.

Loners with little social support have a mortality as high as alcoholics and even higher than those affected by obesity or physical inactivity.

Socially-connected people live an average of 3.7 years longer. ‘Friends and supportive people can make life easier on a basic, everyday level.’

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