Being Lonely Is Bad For Your Health
There are many reasons why loneliness isn’t good. Chief among them is God’s original statement from thousands of years ago: “It is not good that the man should be alone” (Genesis 2:18). For now, don’t even worry about the big theological reasons. Just reading the paragraph below about how loneliness impacts your health should be enough to motivate you to get some friends.
…Being lonely is extremely bad for your health. If you’re lonely, you’re more likely to be put in a geriatric home at an earlier age than a similar person who isn’t lonely. You’re less likely to exercise. You’re morel likely to be obese. You’re less likely to survive a serious operation and more likely to have hormonal imbalances. You are at greater risk of inflammation. Your memory may be worse. You are more likely to be depressed, to sleep badly, and to suffer dementia and general cognitive decline. -Stephen Marche (from an article published in The Atlantic last year).