Scientists are continuing to investigate the biological and behavioral perks that come from connecting with others. For example, they’ve found that it helps relieve harmful levels of stress, which can adversely affect coronary arteries, gut function, insulin regulation, and the immune system.
This is encouraging news because connecting and fostering relationships with others may be one of the easiest health strategies to access. It’s inexpensive, it requires no special equipment or regimen, and we can engage in it in many ways.
Our challenge to everyone today is to call – yes, CALL – someone you care about that you haven’t spoken to in at least 6 months. It will be good to hear their voice and for them to hear yours. Let that person know that you still care and you want to be better about staying in touch. These connections matter and it might just be up to us to make the first move…regardless of who may have fallen out of touch.
You might even make someone’s day…including your own.