Social wellness is the ability to relate to and connect with other people in our world. Positive social habits can help you build support systems and stay healthier both mentally and physically, which can in turn lower your life insurance premiums and improve your quality of life. The National Institutes of Health has a variety of resources to help improve your social health.
1. Make Connections
Social connections can help protect health and lengthen life. Scientists are finding that our links to others can have powerful effects on our health. Whether with family, friends, neighbors, romantic partners, or others, social connections can influence our biology and well-being. Read more.
2. Take Care of Yourself While Caring for Others
Many of us will end up becoming a caregiver at some point in our lives. The stress and strain of caregiving can take a toll on your health. It’s important to find ways to care for your health while caring for others. Read more.
3. Get Active Together
Where you live, work, or go to school can have a big impact on how much you move and even how much you weigh. Being active with others in your community can have a positive effect on your health habits and create opportunities to connect. Read more.
4. Bond With Your Kids
Being sensitive, responsive, consistent, and available to your kids can help you build positive, healthy relationships with them. The strong emotional bonds that result help children learn how to manage their own feelings and behaviors and develop self-confidence. Children with strong connections to their caregivers are more likely to be able to cope with life’s challenges. Read more.
5. Build Healthy Relationships
Strong, healthy relationships are important throughout your life. Your social ties with family members, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and others impact your mental, emotional, and even physical well-being. Read more.
6. Shape Your Family's Health Habits
If you’re a parent, know that your everyday behavior plays a big part in shaping your child’s behavior, too. With your help, kids can learn to develop healthy eating and physical activity habits that last throughout their lives. Read more.
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Social wellness is key to maintaining a healthy quality of life. It also positively benefits your mental and physical health, which can lower your life insurance premiums, making it easier to provide peace of mind to those you love. Contact us to learn more.
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