5 Ways Social Connection Improves Your Health + Wellbeing

Social connection is more important than you may think. According to Stanford researcher and author Emma Seppala, social connection impacts not just your your professional success, but your health and wellbeing as well.

  1. “Lack of social connection is a greater detriment to health than obesity, smoking and high blood pressure.”
  2. “Strong social connection leads to a 50 percent increased chance of longevity.”
  3. “Genes impacted by social connection also code for immune function and inflammation.” Social connection, therefore, “helps us recover from disease faster.”
  4. “Those who are more connected experience lower rates of depression and anxiety.”
  5. “Those who feel connected to others have higher self-esteem, are more empathic to others, more trusting and cooperative and, as a consequence, others are more open to trusting and cooperating with them.”

 

 

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