What makes people live longer and healthier lives?
A lot of research has been done in this area that shows that strong close relationships with others as well as social integration (connecting and interacting with others as you live) are the strongest predictors of living long and healthy lives.
Observing patients in my clinic, I have seen the same trends. People who are happy and healthy have strong relationships.
- Susan Pinker’s TED talk.
- Robert Waldinger, Director of the 75-year-old Harvard Study
- Dan Buettner with the blue zone research.