Need a good excuse for a good, old-fashioned girls’ night? Look no further than your health! Having strong bonds with friends and family can not only make your happier, those relationships can also have a positive impact on your health and wellness.
Research shows that people with a solid network of friends live longer, have healthier brains, get less colds, and may even have better survival rates for heart conditions and cancers of the ovary or breast. One study found that over a 10-year period, elderly people with a circle of friends lived 20 percent longer on average.
So what’s a girl to do? We propose a girls’ night! If a wild night on the town isn’t your thing, however, don’t despair. (more…)