Being social improves your brain performance, including your memory, and lowers your risk of developing dementia later in life.
Spending time with people socially can improve mood and lower the risk of depression.
Having someone you can confide in reduces your risk of stress-related illnesses.
Here are some ideas:
- Call a friend or family member.
- Set up a coffee date and get to know someone a little better.
- Send an email to someone you haven't seen in a while.
- Invite a family member out to lunch or invite them over.