Health Risks of Loneliness

  • Loneliness, living alone and poor social connections are as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. (Holt-Lunstad, 2010)
     
  • Loneliness is worse for you than obesity. (Holt-Lunstad, 2010)
     
  • Lonely people are more likely to suffer from dementia, heart disease and depression. (Valtorta et al, 2016) (James et al, 2011) (Cacioppo et al, 2006)
     
  • Loneliness is likely to increase your risk of death by 29% (Holt-Lunstad, 2015)