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W.I.T. #40 - The Impact of Loneliness on Well-being

The Surgeon General’s report highlights the importance of maintaining strong social bonds in retirement.

Three Things Worth Sharing

Loneliness is Deadly – Here is a quote from the July 17, 2023 article in the Wisconsin State Journal I reference in this edition’s video:
The health risks of loneliness are as deadly as smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day, according to a report in May by U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. Poor or insufficient connection with others increases the risk of heart disease by 29%, of stroke by 32%, and of dementia by 50%, the report said.

Dance, Drink Wine & Eat Carbs – Speaking of health-related aspects of getting older, check out this article on longevity talking about a book and Netflix series delving into how people live longer in ‘Blue Zones.’ A snippet from the article: Living a long, healthy life isn't just about forcing yourself to eat broccoli or spend hours on the treadmill...Longevity can be joyous. It doesn't have to be a chore.

Golf Shenanigans – With the Ryder Cup being played this weekend in Rome, check out this interesting video about how the home team can set up the course to make it even harder on the visitors than just having all of the fans actively rooting against them. The first 2:50 is fluff, then it gets into the Moneyball-style data that host teams use to give themselves an advantage.