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The Hidden Health Risks Of Loneliness

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& According to the Labor Bureau of Statistics, for the first time since 1976, the number of singles is at 50.2 percent. Single people, for the first time, outnumber married people. People often associate loneliness with being single, but loneliness is something a person can feel or experience whether they are single or in a relationship. READ: 5 Things Getting In The Way Of A Good Night’s Sleep More than implications on your relationship status, loneliness is a big deal as far as your health is concerned. According to researchers at the University of North Carolina, loneliness can increase the risk of heart disease, cancer and stroke. Another study cites that chronic loneliness can lead to a shorter life by as much as 14 percent. Loneliness, in the long term, can have a greater impact on you than obesity, dealing with poverty, and your overall well-being. The good news is that we are living longer, but this is also having an impact on us mentally, emotionally and physically as we have more time to deal with loneliness. That being said, there are some factors that can greatly increase your feelings of isolation and loneliness. They include: Living alone, feeling as...