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

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Infographic: Yael Shinkar

Sources:
http://my.happify.com/hd/benefits-of-friendship-infographic
http://dailyhealthpost.com/eat-better-and-your-friends-will-too
http://jech.bmj.com/content/67/2/166

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