Did you know that a sense of connectedness to others (human or otherwise) is important to your health?
When we are connected to others, good deeds are exchanged and people help, trust, and rely on each other. These relationships not only help us feel supported, but they also play a role in our health and well-being. Research has shown that the more connected we are to others, the less likely we’ll suffer from high blood pressure and other forms of stress related illnesses.
So…reach out – connect with family or friends, meet your neighbors, join a walking group, attend a neighborhood meeting, attend church, get a pet – do whatever makes sense to you, but stay connected. It’s an important part of being healthy.
- Interested in connecting online with people with similar experiences and challenges? Check out patientslikeme.com
- Interested in joining or starting community efforts around HealthyEating, Active Living?
- Learn about ways to connect with people locally starting on page 26 of the North Country Wellness and Community Resource Guide.
- Interested in learning about volunteer opportunities?
- See what’s happening in NH.
“Every choice we make can be a celebration of the world we want.”
–Frances and Anna Lappé