Friday, 25 February 2011

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Friendship and health

The conventional wisdom is that good friendships enhance an individual's sense of happiness and overall well-being. But a number of solid studies support the notion that strong social supports improve a woman’s prospects for good health and longevity. Conversely, it has been shown that loneliness and lack of social supports are linked to an increased risk of heart disease, viral infections, and cancer as well as higher mortality rates. Two female researchers have even termed friendship networks a “behavioral vaccine” that protects both physical and mental health.

While there is an impressive body of research linking friendship and health status, the precise reasons for this connection are still far from clear. Most of the studies are large prospective studies (that follow people over a period of time) and while there may be a correlation between the two variables (friendship and health status), researchers still don’t know if there is a cause-and-effect relationship, e.g. that good friendships actually improve health.

There are a number of theories that attempt to explain the link, including that:
1) Good friends encourage their friends to lead more healthy lifestyles;
2) Good friends encourage their friends to seek help and access services, when needed;
3) Good friend enhance their friend’s coping skills in dealing with illness and other health problems; and/or
4) Good friends actually affect physiological pathways that are protective of health.

memories with them will never fade;

edited by:

iena marina

have you all ever thought that friendship is actually related to our health??h*** ya,i never know it.i always thought that friend is someone who is closes to us.always be there when we need them.yah,for your information,everyone can be your friend.some people thought that friend is like your classmates,schoolmate and other mate..but,actually friend is someone close that we are easy with.means that,your family members can be your friend too.try to find as many friend as possible,because it's good for your health.take my advice,please.huhu

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