Infographic: Close Friends Are Better For Your Health Than Exercise?

Friends are good for a laugh, but turns out they're good for your health too! See what science says about health in this infographic:

Friends make everything better. Without friends, high school would be a nightmare, eating out would be a lonely affair, and according to this infographic, you probably won’t be as healthy too!

According to science, having strong social connections is actually better for you than regular exercise! Or quitting smoking! Imagine that! And that’s not all, this awesome infographic by Happify reveals just how much friendship can contribute to your mental wellbeing as well as your overall health. Just being surrounded by good friends can prolong your lifespan, steer you away from influenza and make challenges seem less daunting.

Read on to see how your bestie is improving your life and health, and how you can improve your friendships:

Close Friends Are Better For Your Health Than Exercise?


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A writer with a penchant for alliteration, Jolene is also a seaweed and green tea junkie in a love/hate relationship with working out. She likes reading everything, from cereal boxes to tombstone inscriptions, and trying to find meaning behind the words.


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