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Your Social Life Affects Your Health

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Oct 10, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 13:30

Guest: Julianna Holt-Lunstad, PhD, Professor, College of Family, Home and Social Sciences, Brigham Young University If your doctor told you to get more exercise – or get more sleep – you wouldn’t be too surprised. But what if your doctor gave you a prescription to spend more time with friend? What business is your social life to your doctor?  Well, if your longevity is of concern to your doctor, then your social life should be, too, according to research done by BYU psychology professor Julianne Holt-Lunstad. In fact, she’d like to see social connectedness given priority by public health officials – right up there with eating a balanced diet and avoiding smoking.