Thursday, May 21, 2009

Staying Social = Staying Healthy

The June edition of Body & Soul Magazine cites a recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health that indicates staying social may protect your brain for the negative impact of aging. The study’s sample of more than 16,000 older adults demonstrated that the least social and outgoing individuals experienced memory loss and deterioration at twice the rate than those who were socially active. The study also touts the positive benefits of combining learning and socializing.

This data is something to consider good people as you contemplate joining (or staying) in various social organizations. It’s great to hang out and have fun, but the real 'win proposition' for you is to make sure that you participate in activities to learn and develop new skills.

Remember what Grandma said, "the idle mind is the devil's playground." So, keep your mind active with positive activities on your journey to creating a wonderful you!

I’ll chat about this again in a future posting.