Loneliness and Isolation Can Shorten Life Span as Much as Obesity

Loneliness and Isolation Can Shorten Life Span as Much as Obesity

Researchers have discovered that isolation has a wide range of negative consequences on psychological well being and physical health. Additionally, it can shorten one’s lifespan. While researching a broad range of studies, the big picture emerged showing the impact that loneliness can have: Strong interpersonal relationships are critical for survival across the entire lifespan; Social […]

Loneliness Can Lead to Shorter Life

Loneliness Can Lead to Shorter Life

A recent study done by researchers at Brigham Young University in Utah shows that loneliness and isolation can be just as harmful to your health as obesity. The researchers looked at 35 years of studies on how social isolation, living alone, and loneliness effect your lifespan and the results did not look good. They had […]

Too Much Loneliness Can Kill

Too Much Loneliness Can Kill

Some people are happy living alone and others thrive on periods of alone time. Whether they are seniors left alone by death of a long-time partner, Baby Boomers who never married or young people trying to find themselves, more people are spending more time on their own. They may regularly Skype or telephone family and […]

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