Social Activity

Having social relationships and someone we can count on are key factors for long term health and our ability to bounce back under stress and illness. Research shows that:

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.

Ready? Set? Goal!

If you have not set a goal yet, consider setting a Social Activity goal. Talk to your healthcare provider to ensure the goal you set is safe for you to do.

Remember, the more Specific, Measurable and Realistic your goal is, the more likely it is to achieve it.

Learn more about setting S.M.A.R.T. goals or get some Encouragement.