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Dear Homies Who Say Health Is Just About The Choices You Make — I Present To You: Reality

Anytime someone points out that fast food is bad for you, there is — by the law of argument physics — an equal and opposite reaction of someone retorting that we have to make our own choices. I hear that, but what if your choices are shaped by billions of dollars of psychological research and targeted ad campaigns? If you have kids, how do you compete with that as a parent?

Dear Homies Who Say Health Is Just About The Choices You Make — I Present To You: Reality
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As people get older, social isolation and loneliness become serious problems. Many find themselves living alone for the first time after the death of a spouse. It's also difficult for older people to maintain friendships when people they've known for years become ill or pass away.

Census Bureau figures say that almost a quarter of men and nearly 46% of women over the age of 75 live alone.

But loneliness doesn't just affect those who reside by themselves. People can feel lonely when there is a discrepancy between their desired and actual relationships. To put it simply, when it comes to having a healthy social life, quality is just as important as quantity.

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