Tag: lonely

Social isolation: what is it and why is it important to your health?

Media outlets from around the world continue to report on the ‘loneliness epidemic’ as a major risk to optimal health. ┬áMounting research evidence confirms that social connections are a fundamental human need – crucial to both wellbeing and survival. Loneliness and social isolation are linked to depression, cognitive decline, decreased mobility and early death. ┬áMany…