It is often thought that being more social in your day to day life could be beneficial to your health. Gala Bingo believes that regular socialising and having fun with your friends can have a positive impact on your health and can even help you to live longer. This idea is supported by many scientists who have seen similar benefits arise in some baboons due to social interactions. The Guardian have investigated this further and have saw that baboons who live in ‘close-knit’ social groups tend to be healthier and have longer-lived children than those baboons who live a more isolated life. Social elements such as group-living may have also directly drove the evolution of bigger brains in humans.
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There are various ways in which to improve your social life such as simply catching up with some of your old friends. Meeting people face to face is probably the best way to develop a closer bond between the two of you, however just chatting online or over the phone can help to make your social life more thriving.
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Family relationships are very important and developing a close bond between yourself and your family can really benefit your outlook on life as well as stabilising a healthy and happy social life. Make sure to visit your relatives, whether that be your grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins or siblings. Your family members are the most likely people to stick by you no matter what, so appreciate and cherish them.
It can be hard to keep in touch with friends, life just seems to get in the way and we drift apart from those we once were so close to. In order to avoid this, plan regular outings with your friends like a trip to the cinema or to the pub for a few drinks. If you want to try something different, fun activities such as bingo can really bring friends together. Why not plan a bingo night at your local Gala Club? Find your nearest club here.
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Meeting new people is a great way to make new friends. It can be difficult at first but by trying new things or joining a new club for instance, will let you open yourself up to the possibility of making new friends. Whether you want to improve your social life via bingo, phone calls, Facebook chat, meetings or even a visit to the zoo, a healthy, thriving social life may guarantee a longer and more fulfilling life.