Being Lonely is Bad for Your Health

aloneriskIt’s not just a cliché. It’s a proven scientific fact. If you’re a lonely person, you’re at an increased risk of dying. There’s a 32% increased risk of dying when living alone or socially isolated. Both loneliness and social isolation are shown to be extraordinarily damaging to your emotional and physical health. Most of the participants in this study were 50-years and older. People with positive attitudes and a brighter outlook are ahead of the game. Nearly one-third of people are at an increased risk of dying due to social isolation and being alone. Shouldn’t loneliness be a public health concern, like obesity, that we can address with human connection? Tweet me @AlliesVoice.

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Allie's Voice is where I put my thoughts on health news. I have Type 1 diabetes but I talk about things that apply to everybody. Reach me on Twitter @AlliesVoice. Subscribe for free to Allie's Voice weekend e-news to support the nonprofit, Dip a Stick® for Diabetes. Learn more at www.dipastick.org.
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