Being Anti-Social Might Sink Your Brain Health
Humans are social animals. That doesn’t mean everyone is an extrovert who loves socializing. But it does mean that having people in your life to confide in, support you, and spend quality time with is good for you. Research suggests that social interaction is important for our brain and mental health. One study found that people who have participated in social activities tend to be healthier, with a lower risk of diabetes.
Other studies have shown that having close friends keeps your brain sharp and slows cognitive decline as you age. Older adults who maintain close friendships have a lower risk of developing dementia. Social relationships are also associated with better well-being and longer life. So why not start forming lasting relationships in your 30s that will keep you healthier all your life?