The number 1 way to live longer

Want to live longer? hug forgive couple love marriage relationship man woman embrace

Who doesn’t?

That’s one of the reasons many of us eat healthier, go to the gym or quit smoking

But if you want to live a happy, healthy, long life, it turns out their is an incredible amount of scientific evidence points to one simple answer:


But why?

In her book The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier and Happier, author Susan Pinker  gives her formula for a happy, healthy, long life:

  • Relationships = health: These are 3 times as powerful as exercise.
  • Online relationships don’t count: No surprises here – you can have tons of online friends and still feel lonely .
  • Be part of a community: You’ll thrive when you’re part of a group of like-minded people who care.
  • Work relationships matter: These also count .

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Now stop staring at your smartphone screen and go hug a friend.

Also published on Medium.

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'The number 1 way to live longer' have 2 comments

  1. June 5, 2016 @ 5:30 am Christopher Howes

    Remove the “free loaders” from your life and eat garlic everyday…!


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