A well-timed text message from a friend can make you smile when you’re having a bad day. But technology isn’t enough to keep us connected – people need human contact to thrive. Studies have demonstrated that face-to-face interactions have a positive impact on both physical and mental well-being.
Getting together with friends might be the last thing on your mind when you’re struggling. Maybe you’d rather stay home and binge-watch your favorite show. It’s easy to give in to that impulse when you’re feeling down. But socializing could be the best thing for you. Loneliness, depression and even cognitive impairment can all be staved off by spending time with friends or participating in group activities.
Challenge 19 (May 2017)
Goal: Face-to-face Time
When: Month of Mayl
- RSVP to our challenge event on Facebook
- Commit to completing all three components of the challenge. The challenge runs all month – you can do each more than once.
- Share your experiences on Facebook and Instagram with #BeWellASDA.