It’s been proven that having good friends promotes a happy and healthy life. With friends, particularly of the same gender, a person gets to share a lot of things including their experiences in life whether good or bad. When you start out young, you see each other grow and mature. Women, in particular, crave to have close ties with friends.
Friends are a source of strength and inspiration. In fact, when you are able to establish deep connections, you benefit from it healthwise.
The Mayo Clinic confirms that having good friends equals good health. The reasons are plenty. A person increases his sense of belongingness and purpose, boosts his happiness, lowers stress, improves his self-worth and decreases his risk of serious mental illness.
In addition, friends help people overcome their hardships and traumas such as loss of a loved one, job loss, divorce or serious illness and they provide support when you are in the process of changing your lifestyle. [Read more…]