This great article by Eric Barker is trying very hard to convince us that relationships are good for our health and that strong social connections and being surrounded by people who care, can improve our overall well-being and can add as much as 15 years to our life. Well, the article has convinced me at least.

So, here is the sum up:

“Relationships = health: Three times as powerful as exercise

Online relationships don’t count: Don’t substitute Facebook for face-to-face. Use tech to arrange relationships, not replace them.

Be part of a community: Be a Sardinian and be engaged with groups of like-minded people who care.

Work relationships matter: Take breaks with your friends and give’em a hug.”

Read the whole article here.