“Friends can exert a measurable and ongoing influence on your health behaviors in a way that a diet never can,” Mr. Buettner said.
That quote is from the attached New York Times article that makes the case for friends' influence on health. At Clifford Beers, we know this very well, and it is why we talk a lot about the importance of social connection. Whether the support is natural (family, friends) or informal (church, mentor), it is a key factor family health and wellness!!!
You can read the full Times article here.