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Scientifically proven: Women need to hang out with friends more than once a week to stay healthy

Articles Jun 10, 2019 04:43

Girls are often associated with household chores such as cooking, washing dishes and many things revolving around. Do girls need to have fun, relieve stress? See the full answer below....

Today, Break explains why it’s crucial not to put your friends on the back burner. Learn more about how to find the perfect family to friends ratio in this article.

Scientifically proven: Women need to hang out with friends more than once a week to stay healthy
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Think for a while and list the top 3 priorities in your life. Are your friends among them? If not, you're throwing away tons of benefits that friendship holds for you. According to research from the University of Oxford, women’s well-being is better when they meet with four best friends twice a week and “do things” like gossip and talk about their rivals.

Besides that, the report claims that social interaction helps women recover from illnesses faster and makes them more generous. And we discovered even more pros.

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Scientifically proven: Women need to hang out with friends more than once a week to stay healthy

Social ties help women manage stress. A study performed by the University of California suggests that women respond to stress with a "tend-and-befriend" pattern. This helps them reduce vulnerability and gain the support they need. Who do you usually call when you feel pressure at work or after a fight with your significant other?

Scientifically proven: Women need to hang out with friends more than once a week to stay healthy

Hanging out with friends positively impacts our health. "Together time" reduces our risk of disease, lowers blood pressure, heart rate, and cholesterol. It seems that friends can replace medicine in some cases.

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Friends are the key to longevity. Studies show that people without friends increase their risk of death by over 6 months. And those who have the most friends over 9 years cut their risk of death by around 60%.

Scientifically proven: Women need to hang out with friends more than once a week to stay healthy
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Friends help us live better. According to the famous Nurses' Health Study, the number of friends women have impacts the development of physical impairment in later ages. And members of a "girls' squad" are likely to lead a joyful life. The researchers also found that the absence of friends in a woman's life is as harmful to her health as being overweight or smoking.

Scientifically proven: Women need to hang out with friends more than once a week to stay healthy
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Of course, we have to remember that there is always an exception. Everyone is different and not every woman may want a band of girls around her.

By the way, the results of the study apply to men as well. The University of Oxford confirms that men also benefit from having at least two "guys' nights" per week.

Scientifically proven: Women need to hang out with friends more than once a week to stay healthy

How often do you go out with your girls? Do you manage to follow this 5:2 ratio? If not, we're curious to find out what excuses you usually use to skip these meetings.

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