Numerous studies have shown that relationships with people have a significant impact on health and longevity. This effect is said to be greater than lifestyle habits such as diet, exercise, smoking, and drinking.
Recently, attention has been focused on the “social model” of integrative medicine, which aims to improve quality of life (QOL) not only through treatment and guidance provided at medical institutions, but also through communities centered on community residents and involving multiple generations. This is because it has a great effect on improving people’s health and preventing disease.
The first thing that is important is the desire to maintain connections. The desire to focus on others, rather than yourself, may be the first step to developing physical and mental health.