AEE 527: Want to Live Longer? Do This NOW!

Happy life

What are some of the things that lead to a longer life?

When you go to the doctor he or she asks you questions about your lifestyle such as your diet, how much you drink and exercise and he measures your weight and your blood sugar.

However, the doctor misses one key thing in his or her questions. What is it?

It’s your relationships!

We found a great article in Time by Eric Barker called The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do Today if You Want to Live a Long, Happy Life.

The article found that your relationships are three times as important as other health factors in determining your life span.

People who have a tight group of friends are likely to live 15 years longer than someone who is a “loner.”

 

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What were the takeaways from this article?

  • Relationships make you happier
  • Relationships make you healthier
  • We shouldn’t rely on online relationships
  • We should try to build community

 

What do you think about this topic?

Does your culture encourage community building?

Let us know in the comments below.

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