The Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School among others report that good friends are good for your health. They help you celebrate good times and provide support during bad times. Friends increase your sense of belonging and purpose, improve your self-confidence and self-worth, boost your happiness, and reduce your stress. They also can encourage us to make positive changes in our lives. Research indicates that adults with strong social support have a reduced risk of many significant health problems, including depression, high blood pressure and an unhealthy body mass index (BMI). Studies have even found that older adults with a rich social life are likely to live longer than their peers with fewer connections.
The good news is that this is one inexpensive form of healthcare! All of the research points to quality counting more than quantity. As such, it requires a small investment of time and energy; but the rewards are well worth it!
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. ~Ecclesiastes 4:12
Our Friday morning breakfast meetings will kick-off on February 3rd at 6:45 a.m. at The Carriage House at St. John's Presbyterian Church in Devon, PA. This is a great way to invest in your friendships with other men and with our Lord, Jesus Christ! I hope to see you there!