There are hundreds of studies that show when people have satisfying relationships they are happier, have fewer health problems, and live longer.
Some of these studies focus on short-term health benefits, such as fewer colds and flu.
The Roseto Effect was discovered during a 50-year, longitudinal study of Roseto, Pennsylvania, a town settled by Italian immigrants, which showed that that being part of a community where elders are revered and people are nurtured by others leads to a significantly lower incidence of heart disease and other and stress-related diseases.
Despite reported habits of smoking, drinking, eating fried foods, and contact with toxins and other occupational hazards related to mining, when compared to neighboring towns, Rosetans had half the incidence of disease.
We’ve all heard the saying “your vibe attracts your tribe.” It’s true!
Zohar Lazar Buried in all that data were some surprising facts about how to optimize your dating profile.
The fact is, living without a nurturing social network can have many negative effects on your mental and physical health including: In fact, the absence of support in social relationships has been shown to have the same negative health effects as drinking more than six alcoholic drinks per day or smoking 15 cigarettes per day. Being part of a tribe that you feel doesn’t support you can be harmful to your health.
That’s why it’s important to take the steps you need to create your own Roseto Effect by building your own social support network.
Other studies have looked at longevity showing that the quality of your relationships can lead to a longer life.
For example, one study found that midlife women who were in highly satisfying relationships (including marriage) had a lower risk for cardiovascular disease compared with those in less satisfying relationships.