GIFS & GRAPHICS
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SOCIAL WELLNESS MONTH
July is social wellness month! This month is an opportunity to look at our relationships and evaluate how we are giving and receiving support!
Social interactions, both in terms of quality and quantity, can have a short and long-term influence on our emotional, mental, and even physical well-being! Studies have shown that those with a solid social group to lean on tend to live longer and respond better to stress, which results in healthier cardiovascular and endocrine functioning. Strong bonds can even boost our immune system and our ability to fight off infectious diseases.
Having a support system has great benefits for us, not only because we receive support, but also because it provides an opportunity for us to create genuine connections. Keeping regular contact with friends and coworkers, spending quality time with loved ones, joining interest-based clubs or classes, volunteering, and participating in community events are some simple and fun ways to create and maintain the social bonds that provide so many benefits to us.