Fit over 50 Update — Loneliness Kills

General Health
In my and Phil Bishop’s book, Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You, we write: Vivek Murthy, MD, as the nineteenth US Surgeon General, ... sounded a new alarm saying, “It turns out that loneliness is associated with a reduction in your lifespan.” He called it a loneliness epidemic.Essential 5 -- Healthy Relationships (page 49) Order Fo50 Here Now a new study reports loneliness tied to premature death. The study found that heart patients who reported feeling lonely were more likely to die a year after hospitalization compared with their peers who didn't feel lonely, according to a study in the journal Heart. Researchers collected data on over 13,400 heart patients with average age of mid-60s and found higher odds of depression, anxiety, and lower quality of life…
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