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How Community Makes Us Healthier

How Community Makes Us Healthier

Sep 02, 2020 « Back to The Skinny

Consider the challenge: social distancing is likely to be our “new abnormal” for the foreseeable future. And yet, social connection is imperative for good physical and mental health.

Humans are innately wired to connect with others. Studies show that when we connect with others, we experience healthier immune systems, lower rates of anxiety and depression, an increased ability to recover from illness more quickly, and we live longer lives.

On the other hand, when we don’t feel connected, our wellness suffers, and our physical and mental health is negatively impacted — big time.

The good news is, when you’re part of an online community with people who are trying to achieve the same goals you are, you can still support others and be supported, even with social distancing measures in place.

The physiological benefits of being part of a community like that are far-reaching and science-backed. See for yourself!