Every day it seems we as a society are being overcome by a different epidemic.
“There is robust evidence that social isolation and loneliness significantly increase risk for premature mortality, and the magnitude of the risk exceeds that of many leading health indicators,” Holt-Lunstad said in a statement about the research.
You can access this article from Fortune.com by clicking here:http://fortune.com/2017/08/07/loneliness-public-health/
On top everything thing else we deal with as we age, it turns out that loneliness is more lethal than we thought.
And it’s all around us.
The fact that it is ranked in the same risk category as major health issues presents us with a special opportunity to make an impact.
Take a friend with you to your fitness class today!
You’ve been thinking about it because you already know the health benefits. Now your reason becomes so much more compelling for your friend who has been alone.
Numerous studies have demonstrated the positive impact that exercise has on depression. Combine that with the caring that you can demonstrate, the positive atmosphere of a group fitness experience, and it becomes a super rewarding effort.
Much of fitness is an individual, personal goal, look-in-the-mirror experience for us when we train. The person who’s all wrapped up in himself makes a very small package.
Reach out and remove some loneliness today.
Guiding you through your fitness journey,
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