Monday, September 14, 2009

Friends Can Make You Healthier

Here is a link to a fascinating article on how friendships can help you age successfully and stay healthier. The more friends you have, the better off you are.

Interestingly, friends can influence you in a positive way -- quitting smoking, losing weight -- or negatively -- not studying when a student, gaining weight to the obese stage.

The article was in the New York Times and is based on the long-running Framingham Heart Study in Framingham, Massachusetts. People who stuck around Framingham and basically aged in place have done very, very well.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/13/magazine/13contagion-t.html

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