5 Ways Good Friends Promote Good Health

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Happy National Friendship Day! Grab your bestie and celebrate five ways that good friends also make for good health.

  • Good friendships boost longevity, even more than close family relationships.

  • Friends prevent loneliness, by offering companionship and purpose. That can actually reduce your blood pressure!

  • Studies suggest that having strong relationships can boost your immunity.

  • A good friend reduces your stress by helping you cope with trauma, from small troubles to major life changes.

  • Healthy habits, such as exercising and good food choices, are promoted through our circles of friends.