Girlfriends Can Help You Live Longer

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Registered: 04-21-2008
Girlfriends Can Help You Live Longer
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Wed, 07-28-2010 - 9:12am

Your Girlfriends Can Help You Live Longer



What’s more harmful than not exercising, twice as bad for you as being obese and as deadly as smoking 15 cigarettes a day?


Did you guess eating a tub of Crisco, too? Well, you’re probably onto something, but that’s not the answer to our pop quiz. The thing that doubles your risk of dying prematurely is failing to spend time with friends and loved ones.

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Registered: 02-05-2009
Thu, 07-29-2010 - 11:45am

They can help you live longer unless they're busy making you fat instead.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/25/health/25iht-fat.4.6830240.html

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Registered: 04-21-2008
Thu, 07-29-2010 - 1:30pm
Wow, that's interesting!

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Registered: 03-14-2005
Thu, 08-05-2010 - 11:26am
I totally see this! There's nothing like spending time w/your friends gossiping (I've heard yes, there is even an upside concerning gossip - it does help to bond friends, lol) and people who truly genuinely care about you. For the spirit, it's like having a good massage! :)