PODCAST: Loneliness, Part 1
May 18, 2023 by Steve Kerschke, PT
Loneliness is far more than just a bad feeling—it harms both individual and societal health. It is associated with a greater risk of cardiovascular disease, dementia, stroke, depression, anxiety, and premature death. The mortality impact of being socially disconnected is similar to that caused by smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day,4 and even greater than that associated with obesity and physical inactivity. And the harmful consequences of a society that lacks social connection can be felt in our schools, workplaces, and civic organizations, where performance, productivity, and engagement are diminished
In part 1 of this conversation, Brad and Jodi discuss what loneliness is and is not, as well as the effects of loneliness on the individual and community.
Listen to Podcast Loneliness, Part 2