How ironic I should wake up to the following health blurb, as this has sort of been a topic of conversation this week, but this puts a finger on the pulse of some of the reasons friends (not just girls and not just for the girls!) are so important in our lives…not just having friends, but being a good friend, too…
According to Drs. Oz and Roizen of Real Age.com, to double your chances of staying active and independent way into your golden years, the prescription is….to spend more time hanging out with friends! I knew it, I knew it….
Studies show that socializing and laughing it up with good friends can cut your odds for memory loss in half, as well as make you twice as likely to avoid disabilities that could make your later years challenging. Getting together with friend will help you continue to manage your eating and medications (if needed at all) by 150!!!!!!! Researchers cannot pinpoint why hanging out with friends is such a fountain of youth, but studies prove that staying mentally, physically and socially active keep your brain and your body pumped up.
The good doctors suggest you start your friendship action plan today. Turn your workout into a partner affair or simply ask a friend to walk with you…set dates to get together regularly to just laugh and chat…go to games, have a meal, plan a trip, or for a a real bang, volunteer together. Then refill this prescription often and regularly.
They don’t have to tell me twice! So grateful for the good friends in my life. Love seeing them and spending time together. This is a prescription I won’t let expire. Ever. Girls, guys, get on the phone and make some plans with your buds. Doctors orders!