All human beings—even the most introverted among us—welcome contact with other humans, whether they be family, friends or acquaintances. We are born into social groups and live our lives as a part of society, which is why the social element isn’t easily removed from anyone’s evolution.
On that note, that’s just one of many reasons why Old Bridge Pizza loves when customers come in to enjoy each other’s company, have fun, laugh and enjoy scrumptious Italian food. Whether you’re there to savor a slice or a full-course dinner, know that our chefs use only the finest ingredients.
Here are some more fun facts about how socializing is good for you!
Direct person-to-person contact triggers parts of our nervous system that release a mixture of neurotransmitters whose job it is to regulate our response to stress and anxiety. In other words, face-to-face communication can help make us more resilient to stress triggers.
Even actions as simple as shaking hands or doing a high-five is enough to release the hormone oxytocin, which increases your level of trust and lowers your stress. Interacting with others trains our brains. Social motivation and contact can help improve memory formation and recall, as well as protect the brain from neurodegenerative diseases.
Several recent studies have also linked social connection with physical health benefits and better habits with a more healthful lifestyle. Researchers in the Netherlands saw that socially active people have a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes. In contrast, those who didn’t hang out with other people had a 60 percent higher risk of developing prediabetes.