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Things you can do if you need a hug but you’re socially isolated

Hugging is good for your health, but it’s a risky gesture during the pandemic. Weighted blankets and stuffed animals can provide a similar physical comfort when you’re on your own. Interacting in virtual worlds may also help you feel closer to friends. If you miss caring for another creature that […]
Things you can do if you need a hug but you’re socially isolated
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10 proven ways to be happy alone and feel less lonely

To be happy alone, experts say that it can help to try exercising, spending time in nature, or volunteering. Taking a break from social media or adopting a pet can also help you feel less lonely. However, if you are struggling to feel happy alone, it may be worth seeking […]
10 proven ways to be happy alone and feel less lonely
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7 physical symptoms that can be caused by loneliness

Experts say the coronavirus pandemic is leading to a loneliness epidemic with serious health consequences of its own. But it’s not always easy to identify loneliness in yourself or others, since it’s not the same as being alone and can come with a stigma. Physical signs of loneliness can include […]
7 physical symptoms that can be caused by loneliness
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Why social isolation feels more lonely than ‘normal’ alone time

Even those who thrive on their own are likely to feel lonely while self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s because there’s a difference between choosing to have time to yourself and being forced to. Everyone can benefit from alone time, but too much makes us crave human interaction and touch. […]
Why social isolation feels more lonely than ‘normal’ alone time
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10 ways loneliness can affect your health — physically and mentally

There are plenty of obvious ways in which your lifestyle affects your physical and mental health. For instance, there are “healthy” eating habits that actually aren’t so healthy, and there’s the age-old question of whether or not you’re getting enough sleep. But there’s a less obvious aspect of your lifestyle […]
10 ways loneliness can affect your health — physically and mentally
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9 subtle signs that you’re lonely — even if it doesn’t feel like it

Loneliness is proven to have a detrimental effect on your body and wellbeing. It can lead to high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, reduced immunity, and depression – loneliness was even declared a public health issue. In order to keep yourself as healthy as possible, maintaining relationships with your family and […]
9 subtle signs that you’re lonely — even if it doesn’t feel like it
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Loneliness really is bad for your heart, according to a new study

A new study has found a link between loneliness and increased risk of death from heart problems. Researchers found people with heart diseases were more likely to die if they had poor social connections. Loneliness can have a detrimental impact on both our minds and bodies. And going through tough […]
Loneliness really is bad for your heart, according to a new study