Curious why Social Wellness is important? Believe it or not, healthy relationships are a vital component of health. The health risks associated with being alone or isolated in one’s life are comparable to the risks associated with cigarette smoking, blood pressure and obesity.
In addition, research shows that:
- People who have a strong social network tend to live longer.
- The heart and blood pressure of people with healthy relationships respond better to stress.
- Strong social networks are associated with a healthier endocrine system and healthier cardiovascular functioning.
- Healthy social networks enhance the immune system’s ability to fight off infectious diseases.
After taking into consideration the serious effects that a lack of social wellness can have on your overall health, here are some tips that can help you obtain excellent strength in this dimension.
- Practice self-disclosure.
- Learn what your personal needs are and pursue people who can meet them.
- Make effort to contact and see people who are supportive in your life.
- Visit neighbors, friends, and family frequently.
- Attend a Wellness Forum.
- Join a club or organization that interests you.
- Volunteer and give back to the community.
- Accept invitations to get-togethers with friends and family.
- Articulate thoughts effectively both in public and personal conversations.
- Think before you speak and be tactful.
- Balance listening and talking when conversing.