Effects of good friends in the health

Effects of good friends
A dictionary defines a friend as well: "As a person, other than saved with an attitude of love, affection and solidarity." All agree that the true friend helps guide us toward good thoughts, encourages us and builds us in difficult times, and even part of our sorrows.

But beyond that, according to the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health have good friends can prolong life. A study for ten years with almost 1500 Australians aged 70 years investigated how human relations in influencing longevity. According to the report the mortality rate of those with many friends was 22% lower than those with few friends.

The good friends also exert a positive effect on the elderly in areas such as "depression, self-efficacy, self-esteem, attitude problems, morals or sense of autonomy," according to the report.

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Emotions, Illness and Dopamine
Biorrespiración. Health of the emotional life

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