Friendships Prove To Be Beneficial To Your Health, Recent Study ShowsBy Ron S., UniversityHerald Reporter
Recent study has revealed that friendships are beneficial to one's health.
Researchers have concluded that being more social has its perks. Not only it would improve verbal and social skills, it has been discovered that maintaining friendships could lead to a healthier lifestyle, The Washington Post reported.
The study comes in time where a fast-paced lifestyle seems to be the norm. It may prove to be harder to keep relationships intact. The results of the research reveal that making time to cultivate relationships could eventually lead to better health.
Psychologist Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, the director of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research from the Ohio State University, stated that a healthy friendship acts like an antidepressant somehow.
Relationships can influence one's well-being, ultimately one's health. It is quite common that people don't give relationships to friends much thought, much more being attributed to one's health.
It has been known for some years now that loneliness and depression play a vital role in poor health, and now, researchers have focused on the other side of the spectrum to determine if the results can be reversed. It has been concluded that having someone caring about a person is more beneficial than once thought, according to Live Science.
A polling data from 2004 showed 98 percent of Americans admit to having atleast one close friend, while the average number of friends per person in the U.S. is nine. The numbers are relatively quite low as experts say.
The team that conducted the research aims to give awareness the importance of cultivating relationships.
The research showed promising results, which would likely promote being more social, especially among adults. The results showed that having a healthy relationship with friends ultimately lead to an extended life span.
The study also revealed an alarming correlation between people who are poorer in health and people with weak social ties. The team cites that it can also lead to higher blood pressure, for example. The degree of attribution is not to be ignored.