Social activity

Our survival depends on the ability to build mutually beneficial relationships with others. It is important for us to feel connected, to be trusted and loved.

Unknown-1Feeling connected to others increases psychological and physical well-being and decreases the risk of depression and physical ailments. A sense of connectedness also increases empathetic responding as well as acts of trust and cooperation.

Social interactions have a profound effect on health. People with a higher quality of social relationships show a lower risk of death , while social isolation is  a major risk factor for mortality.