Health benefits of Friendship.

@alokn99 (5717)
India
October 3, 2008 1:46am CST
Having close friends you can count on has far-reaching benefits on your health. They encourage you to look after your health, and help reduce feelings of depression and anxiety at difficult times. Friendship is a sound prescription in times of stress. How often you would find your friends motivating and supporting your in times , thus helping to make you a happier and healthier person. So, have you paid attention to health benefits of friendship and by keeping this in mind , what ways are you making the explicit effort to be a good friend ?
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@sanjo0679 (225)
• United States
4 Oct 08
I'm happiest when I'm with my best friend which isn't often because we don't live near each other. But when we are together, we laugh and cry together. We share our feelings. I can definitly see the health benefits of friendship.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
4 Oct 08
I'm sure you do. Thanks.
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@hut510 (3)
3 Oct 08
I'm are out-spoken person,as a friend,I would like to talk them to know what they need and what can I do for them.That's not enough,besides,I'd like to do some practical things to solve the problem which they face.If I have a good friend who are far from me,I will keep in touch with him(her).Because I want to know how does he(she) live.A good friend is not only intimate but also helpful!
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
6 Oct 08
Welcome to mylot and thanks for sharing your views.
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• India
3 Oct 08
You laugh a lot with friends. And we all know how good laughter can be for health.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
3 Oct 08
Absolutely. i do agree with the benefits of laughter. We probably laugh freely and best with friends. Thanks
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@lakantar (1575)
• Greece
3 Oct 08
That's why we say in Greece that "it doesn't depend where you are or what you do, but it depends if you have good friends with you"... Always good and trusting friends and relatives help you overcome a bad time and they are the ones that stand up for you when you are in trouble :)
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
4 Oct 08
Thanks for sharing those words which are used in Greece. They most certainly make a lot of sense.
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
3 Oct 08
Picture of two men. -  This is a picture I found of two men that I am going to upload under this caption.
I do believe that having good friendships could lead to good health and maintain low stress levels also. Friends can be there to help you and encourage you as well throughout your life. It is definitely something to keep in mind. I try to be a good friend just by being there for someone to talk to because this can help the person feel better inside about themselves. This can be good for mental as well as emotional health.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
4 Oct 08
Yes i do believe as well, that close and true friendship is good for the mental and emotional healt of a person. Thanks for the response as well as for the image that you have uploaded.
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
4 Oct 08
Your very welcome and thank you so much for the comment.
@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
it is really true about friends but im very sad because i am kind of alienating myself to them..they will even meet up tomorrow for an occasion and i will not be there to be with them..i kind of miss my old friends, i really do not know..i feel ashamed that is why i do not want them to see me like this, i am so afraid to be judged..am i right about my feelings?
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
4 Oct 08
Do not alienate yourself from them if they are your true friends. They will welcome you, maybe question you, but you will be back as one of them. That is sure to make everyone feel better.
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3 Oct 08
all the above are eternals ..........and regarding mee i donot have any ethics in my life.......but i trust the frndship and its my life what i am leading .b.coz if frnds r not there for me in the right time .........i might have got depressed........and i always encourage frnd s wenin destress............. and really owning a gud frnd for life is a boon........this is what i am njoying with
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
4 Oct 08
Thanks for the response.
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