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Loneliness Is Deadlier Than Obesity, Study Suggests


Health & Wellness  (tags: Body-Mind-Spirit, research, study, illness, disease, health )

Glenn
- 49 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
People need people.



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Animae C (517)
Sunday August 6, 2017, 8:50 pm
Staying in bad relationships due to fear of loneliness is worse!
 

Kathleen M (233)
Monday August 7, 2017, 9:32 am
S&N. Can readily believe it! Thx for sharing Glenn.
 

Peggy B (36)
Monday August 7, 2017, 1:44 pm
Happy mind controls so much.
 

Freya H (361)
Monday August 7, 2017, 4:56 pm
So, it's better to be fat but have friends, than to be skinny but lonely? Hmmmmm. Maybe I shouldn't worry so much about those few extra kilos.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 7, 2017, 9:52 pm
Don't know about this. I find loneliness can be felt more when around many people. Anyway each person is unique with their own needs. Having pets really helps. thx Glenn
 

Suzanne L (99)
Monday August 7, 2017, 10:10 pm
Human beings are social by nature so of course this makes sense for health purposes. But some of us introverts get our social fix from a modest amount of face time, especially if we interact with many other people at a job. It varies from person to person as Natasha has pointed out. There are a few skinny recluses living as hermits and they're healthier than most.
 

Danuta W (1255)
Tuesday August 8, 2017, 3:35 am
noted
 

Dandelion G (380)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 5:13 am
A big problem for the elderly who may be housebound and lost their spouse and many loved one before them

The younger family members are busy working and raising children and the elders many times are not given too much thought. Sometimes it is hard to take the elders places and people have small cars and can't fit in wheelchairs and such. So programs such as Meals on Wheels become a vital "face connection" to many people. The person who delivers the food can't stay long however it's one person that actually has some brief contact with them. Why it was extra cruel to remove the funding that the Trump Administration did from that program.
 

Tom T (246)
Thursday August 10, 2017, 2:11 pm
S & N Thanks for sharing .....
What a SHAME !!
 

Tom T (246)
Thursday August 10, 2017, 2:11 pm
TRULY SCARY STUFF !
 

Panchali Yapa (26)
Saturday August 12, 2017, 11:58 am
Thank you
 
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