Who doesn’t like hanging out with friends? The problem is that with such busy lifestyles and hectic schedules, it can be difficult to find the time to do much else except sleep and eat. It is common knowledge that eating right and exercising are vital to staying healthy. Recent studies have shown that people who are more social and engage in activities they enjoy with others, live longer and better. Though staying home in bed eating a pint of chocolate chip sounds tempting when you are depressed, it is far better to surround yourself with friends and interact with others. Folks at Amen Clinic know that this has been proven to lessen symptoms of depression and disability. Someone who lives alone, spends most of their time alone or feels lonely more often than not, has a 30% higher risk of dying within seven years than their counterparts. With this said, maybe it is time to get active and see the world with new eyes!