Research conducted by BYU academics shows that not regularly interacting with others can be as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
According to an article on bostinno.com, social interaction on networking websites doesn’t count:
So “socializing” predominantly with Facebooks friends, as opposed to the more living-and-breathing variety, does not a healthy future hold. Instead, strong relationships with family and friends create a sort of “positive feedback effect,” leading to individuals taking better care of themselves as they age.
The research claims that, although it is not widely recognized, having a social life could keep a person healthy in their later years.
Read it at bostinno.com.