Nowadays, more people live alone than ever. Those loners may consider taking in a housemate or a dog after they read the study that finds lonely people are at a greater risk of dying from heart disease.
As luck would have it, the peace a quiet offered to you in solitude become stressful and burdensome to your heart’s health. How great is the risk? Both men and women who were lonely were more than twice as likely to die from heart disease.
It needs to be understood that the study was able to distinguish between people who lived alone in a healthy mindset and those who were lonely. Make no mistake, it’s quite possible to live alone and be incredibly healthy.
Ask yourself these two questions: am I lonely and do I have a support system in place to help when I feel lonely? Although some people regale in their “alone time”, some people a terrified by being alone.
Here in the US, we have over 300 million people. Even if you choose not to share your home with anybody, you can step outside your door and share a conversation with someone Do yourself a favor. Even if you don’t ask their name, the mere experience of social interaction is good for everybody involved. Now we tout its heart benefits, too. Reap the boomerang effect of positivity.
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