Men who catch up with mates regularly are healthier

By Mariam Digges

Men who catch up with mates regularly are healthier
Men who catch up with their mates twice a week are happier and healthier, according to an Oxford University study.

A leading psychologist from the Oxford University claims that men who see their friends twice a week enjoy better overall health and wellbeing.

In his report, leading psychologist at Oxford University Robin Dunbar claims that men who maintain social groups are healthier, recover quicker from illness and also tend to be more generous.

The list of recommended activities ranges from playing rugby or team sports to simply catching up at the pub (queue a great excuse for them to call ‘pub night with the boys’).

The research also proves that men need to actually get together in person to improve their quality of friendship and experience the associated health benefits. Social media interaction, text and phone conversations do not qualify, but reportedly make up one fifth of their daily interactions.

Stephen O’Kelly, from Guinness (who commissioned the report), said: ‘When guys get together physically and more frequently with their mates, their friendships become stronger, better and a richer life results.’

The writer Danny Wallace said: ‘Science is telling us to have more fun together and do more stuff. This is great news, for we must obey science.’


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