Social interaction can affect your health

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Regular social interaction could be good for your health. (Photo by Sam Yoshida)
Regular social interaction could be good for your health. (Photo by Sam Yoshida)

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.

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