We usually need an excuse to take an occasional girls trip to get away from work and family. But now the excuse is stronger than ever because there’s a scientific proof saying that a girls’ trip is actually good for your health.
You might already know this deep inside—being with your girl gang definitely leaves you recharged and ready for any challenges to come. According to Southern Living, there are several studies and research by multiple psychologists claimed that girls’ trip is great for you.
“While we all love our families, it has been proven that friendship can extend life expectancy, lower chances of heart disease, and even help us better tolerate pain.”
Of course, we all love our family—but friendship just has different benefits. The psychologists also said that they were able to predict how many friends a person has by how much pain they were able to withstand. In 2016, researchers found evidence that spending time with friends can indeed increase the production of oxytocin, boosting self-esteem, positivity and overall happiness.
A previous Harvard study findings claimed that having strong friendships can impact our health just as much as having good sleep can.
In another study looking at the lives of 309,000 people, they found out that lack of strong social ties increased the risk of premature death from all causes by 50 percent.
Another study also found out that people who don’t have strong friendships tend to be more depressed, have later-life cognitive decline and more likely to die at a younger age.
I think it’s time to call my girls for a trip!