Fun with friends: Have fun with friends, family, and coworkers during these cold winter months. Friends encourage us to maintain healthy living, they are great walking buddies, will keep you from snacking mindlessly while you visit and laughing burns calories, reduces stress and makes you feel great. Friends make us happy and according to Happify Daily, How to Make us Happier – the Benefits of Friendship, happiness is contagious unlike sadness. So why not spread some happiness through your home, work, or at school. Having friends helps us live longer and helps decrease memory loss.
According to the Mayo Clinic Friendships: Enrich your life and improve your health, the quality of friend is more important than the quantity. Want to make some new friends? Take the initiative. Attend community events, volunteer, join a church, take a walk or start talking to people doing things similar to you. Stay positive while looking for new friends. Not everyone will be a connection, but there are friends out there for everyone. Nurture your friendships by showing interest in the person, listening, show you can be trusted, and be available.