Social Connections Help Us Live Longer And Happier Lives

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In this Livestream, we discuss how social connections help us live longer and happier lives. If you want to protect your mental health as you age, then listen in on the strategies we discuss. Social connections are paramount to our happiness and longevity.

In this Livestream, we talk about the power of social connections to help us live happier and healthier lives. Research shows us that having a strong social network can also help us live longer.

We should invest in the relationships we have, seek to build our social networks even more, and have the conversations that count.

You don't have to have a lot of close friends, or even best friends for that matter to reap the benefits of having strong social connections. Even having a handful of close friends can do wonders on our mental and physical wellbeing. 

While we are huge proponents of face-to-face communication for the most high-resolution, quality social interaction, that is not always readily available to us. The next best thing would be video calls followed by a phone call. 

Check out these other lessons on building social connections:

Prevent Social Skills from Declining with Age

How to Maintain Friendships as an Adult

Reconnecting with Friends and Reaching out to Someone

How Can I Make Friends as an Adult

Here is some research on the topic:

Social relationships and physiological determinants of longevity across the human life span

An active social life may help you live longer

Can relationships boost longevity and well-being?

Social Ties Boost Survival by 50 Percent

Why Relationships Are the Key to Longevity

 

See you in the next Explearning lesson and livestream!

Happy Explearning ⚡