Social health

Social health can be defined as our ability to interact and form meaningful relationships with others. It also relates to how comfortably we can adapt in social situations. Social relationships have an impact on our mental health, physical health and mortality risk. (1)

Social health is defined as. … An example of social health is the amount of interaction a person has with their community. An example of social health for a society is laws and regulations being applied to all citizens equally. An example of social health is public access to the decision-making processes.(2)

Social wellness is important, because the positive effects of developing and maintaining healthy relationships are endless. People who are socially well enjoy huge health benefits and might even live longer. … A healthy social life can enhance the immune system’s ability to fight off infectious diseases. (3)

How to Improve Your Social Health
Develop Good Communication Skills.
Build Healthy, Meaningful Relationships.
Respect and Love Yourself.
Create a Safe Support System. (4)

Signs of Social Wellness
Development of assertiveness skills not passive or aggressive ones.
Balancing social and personal time.
The ability to be who you are in all situations.
Becoming engaged with other people in your community.
Valuing diversity and treat others with respect. (5)

Below are some suggestions on how to enhance your social wellness.
Reflect on yourself and your social needs. …
Make an effort to keep in touch with supportive friends and family.
Practice self-disclosure.
Participate in group discussions and practice active listening.
Join a club or organization.(6)

How to take care of yourself while caring for others:
Ask for help. Make a list of ways others can help. …
Get organized. …
Try to take breaks each day. …
Keep up with your hobbies and interests when you can.
Join a caregiver’s support group. …
Eat healthy foods, and exercise as often as you can.
Build your skills.(7)

Take care of your and your close ones health, in all the dimensions.

Have a social day! Talk to somebody, join, unite, reunite, stay in touch today.

Coach Lucy, PhD

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