Loneliness is the same as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

 Loneliness is the same as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

Loneliness is a kind of bad psychological state, because of feeling isolated or excluded by the outside world, the feeling of depression and distress, even depression. It is generally caused by the following points:

1u3001 Now this era has become more efficient, making friendship fast food, less acquaintances, so that loneliness slowly diffuse.

4u3001 A persons own character also has a certain connection with loneliness. Introverts often lack a sense of security and worry that what they say is not recognized, so they choose to be silent and dare not to express themselves, which easily leads to loneliness.

A study involving 300000 people in the United States has shown that loneliness is as harmful as drinking alcohol or smoking 15 cigarettes a day. At the same time, loneliness can not only increase the secretion level of the stress hormone cortisol, thus weakening the immune system and making people more prone to diseases. Moreover, the blood pressure of lonely people is 30mm Hg higher than that of normal people, causing heart disease and stroke The rate of disease is 3 times that of the normal people; the life style of the lonely person increases the incidence rate of cancer by 2~3 times. In addition, loneliness may also affect the individuals sleep patterns and logical reasoning, according to the China Youth Daily.

How to get rid of loneliness?

Xiao Zhenyu, director of the Evaluation Department of the mental health promotion center of the Institute of psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, said that to get rid of loneliness, we can start from the following points:

1. Overcome inferiority complex. People with low self-esteem always feel inferior to others and do not want to contact people. These people may as well try to communicate with others and tell them their ideas.

2. Keep in touch with friends. Dont think of your friends when you are lonely. Keep in touch with them consciously and often.

4. Cultivate hobbies. When you feel lonely, you can focus on your hobbies and communicate with others in your circle.

5. Exercise frequently. Proper exercise can help the brain secrete dopamine and other exciting and joyful chemicals, and help the lonely adjust their emotional state. (peoples network health comprehensive from peoples Network - Popular Science China, health times, life times)

Source: Peoples network editor: Geng Yiwen_ NJ6040