Study Shows Having Good Friends Improves Your Health as You Age

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Researchers at Northwestern University found that some elderly people credited their good health to busy social lives.

A study from William J. Chopik, found that friendships (not family relationships) have a tremendous impact on your long-term health. It's simple: We get to choose our friends, which means that we're trusting them to influence our lives in a positive way.

Now, more than ever, it's important to prioritize coffee dates and nights out on the town with your all your best gals.  Spending time with those you love will not only give you lasting memories to look back on but also up your chances for a long-lasting life. Works for me!

(Good Housekeeping)

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