Is it possible that having close connections to good friends, old and new, is good for your health? Research suggests that if you cultivate a strong inner circle of friends-people you can count on through thick and thin-you may indeed gain an abundance of health benefits.
Not only do strong friendships make you feel happy and close to other people, these connections have several built-in health pluses. Beyond the emotional connections and good vibes that quality friendships offer, strong social connections can reduce stress, boost our immunity, and ward off memory loss and depression.
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