Feeling under the weather? Get together with your girlfriends, not once but twice a week. That’s right, a new survey is saying that spending time with your gal pals twice a week is good for your health.
The study was done by a group of researchers from the University Of Oxford and the investigation revealed the necessary steps that a woman needs to take to achieve happiness in all aspects of her life.
The study discovered the basis would be in women feeling free to go out with their girlfriends at least twice a week.
Dr. Robin Dunbar, a renowned psychologist and head of this study, reported that women’s overall health and well being is improved when they get together with four best friends twice a week in meetings where they “do things”.
According to the study, the list of “things” included: drinking beer, gossiping, and talking about their rivals (preferred topic). Doing these “things” make women socialize, drink and laugh together.
Health benefits also included faster recovery time from illness, a stronger immune system, a decrease in anxiety levels, and increased generosity levels which makes women feel better overall.
“The figure of twice a week comes from our findings that this is the amount of time that you typically spend with your closest friends/family,” says Dr. Robin Dunbar, “For both sexes (no surprise) having a large, well-integrated social network has a significant impact on both physical and emotional health. People with larger and/or more integrated networks suffer less illness, recover quicker from surgery, are less likely to die and even their children are less likely to die.”
Well then I’m well on my way with these great bunch of gals whom I hang with, not twice a week but knowing the health benefits, maybe we’ll work on that 😉
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