VINA is a perfect way to make some new friends, but putting yourself out there is a bit scary. But on the other hand, putting yourself out there and socializing is actually really good for your health. How?
Socializing has a number of benefits for your physical and mental health such as the ability to boost your brain health and lower your risk of dementia. Those are just a few of the reasons to help justify a long coffee date with a friend or reconnecting with family members.
You can live longer! People with more social support tend to live longer than people who are more isolated. Social interaction is often associated with stronger immune systems, especially in older adults. This means that you are more likely to fight off colds and even some types of cancer! Recently, there has been more evidence connecting socialization with good brain health. People who connect with others are better on tests with memory and other cognitive skills.
Convinced yet? Grab a cup of coffee with a friend, colleague, or vina. FaceTime a family member who doesn’t live next to you. Walk around your neighborhood and talk to the people around your area. Sign up for classes or volunteer at your favorite charity. You may notice yourself being challenged physically and mentally which is perfect for your health! So get socializing with your vinas!
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