Benefits of healthy connection
Sep 23, 2020
Research has also shown a lack of connection can cause greater harm to health.
Dr Julianne Holt Lundstan has done extensive research on social connections and the impact of this on wellbeing.
She highlights 5 harms caused by disconnection:
Comparable to the risk of smoking 15 cigarettes a day
30% risk greater of having a stroke
Greater risk than obesity on health
Greater anxiety and depression
Here are 5 benefits of feeling connected:
50% greater survival than those with less connection
Better self esteem and empathy
Strengthens immune system
Better emotional regulation
Better blood pressure.
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD