Tag: overcoming loneliness

An Action Plan to Avoid Chronic Loneliness

Chronic loneliness—even though other people may be present in one’s life—can increase a person’s chances of premature death by 14 percent, is twice as likely to cause early death as obesity, and can be as damaging as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
It also can impair sleep and aspects of thinking,

Reach Out! Socializing Improves Health, Mood, and Mental Acuity

Chronic loneliness is not only emotionally distressing for most people, but research suggests it can also be physically and mentally harmful. Feeling isolated from others can lead to greater risk for cognitive impairment, increased incidence of physical ills, and even a shortened lifespan. Fortunately, many of these negative consequences can

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