Integrated health and longevity programme
A prescriptive tool to maximise “social capital” turning the natural and enjoyable process of sociability
the old-fashioned habit of seeing other people in the flesh has its psychological, and therefore physical, advantages
Being sociable can lengthen your life
Being sociable can enhance your work productivity
two neuropeptides – oxytocin and vasopressin – are secreted in the bloodstream when we form and maintain meaningful relationships, and these chemicals help to counter stress and repair wounds.
We live in a health-obsessed age in which we are assailed by reports that tell us what we should and shouldn’t eat and drink and do if we want to live long and well. But one of the principal determining factors for both are our social networks.
Not the mostly illusory ones that exist on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, but those that involve physical meetings.
People with active social lives have higher cancer survival rates than people who are isolated
“make a meaningful contribution to the world”.
People tend to perform better professionally when they’re in a state of play, White said, noting that “playing” with problems at work sparks creativity.
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. – Chinese Proverb
“social connectedness generates a positive feedback loop of social, emotional and physical well-being.”
An interesting study from Bringham Young University found that people with social relationships live 50 percent longer than people who are more socially isolated.