Why Friends are Crucial For Your Wellbeing [INFOGRAPHIC]

Facts and figures to share with your buddies.

Jul 29, 2016


We all know that friends make us feel good - but did you know that your social life has a direct impact on your physical health, how long you’ll live and what you eat? July 30 is the International Day of Friendship - so scroll down for the low down on your pals, and share with the friends that boost your wellbeing.

FACTS ABOUT FRIENDSHIP    Friends help you live longer   90% of people who live to old age have strong social ties. 	    Socializing makes you happy   6-7 hours per day with friends and family   will make you 12 times happier.     Friends help you stay healthy   85% of people who eat healthily   have friends who eat well, too.     Girls need their friends  Marriage is most important for male mental health,   whereas friendship takes the cake for women.     Friendship lasts the test of time  7 years is the magic number -   if a friendship lasts that long, it’ll last a lifetime.     Happiness is contagious   You’ll get a   25% happiness boost   if a friend who lives nearby becomes happy     “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”  - Linda Grayson


Infographic: Yael Shinkar


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