National Make a Friend Day

At Art of Care Inc. we know the importance of making friends and the benefits of social interaction to our health. 

It is vital to always make new friends and maintain our friendships. 

Today is National Make a Friend Day and every February 11th it is celebrated. 

We constantly are telling our patients the importance of staying social and below are some reasons: 

  • Potentially reduced risk for cardiovascular problems, some cancers, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis

  • Potentially reduced risk for Alzheimer's disease

  • Lower blood pressure

  • Reduced risk for mental health issues such as depression

Conversely, social isolation carries real risks. Some of these risks are:

  • Feeling lonely and depressed

  • Being less physically active

  • Having a greater risk of death

  • Having high blood pressure

Social interaction helps keep your brain from getting rusty, but it's most effective when coupled with an overall healthy lifestyle, including a nutritious diet and physical activity.

 

To read the full article please visit https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=1&ContentID=4513

Remember to stay social and make a friend today! 

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