Surprising Ways Loneliness Can Actually Kill You


Can loneliness kill you? It might seem hard to believe that spending time away from people could cut your life short. Research, however, shows that older adults who don’t spend enough time with family and friends are more likely to feel sick, miserable, and apathetic. They’re less likely to take care of themselves. And they actually die earlier than they would if they maintained healthier social lives.


1. Loneliness increases your chances of becoming depressed
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