Social Interaction

Regular social interaction has a positive impact on brain health. People who socialize frequently tend to have an elevated sense of well-being! On the other hand, people who socialize infrequently tend to have elevated levels of stress and inflammation which can negatively impact the brain’s well-being.

We recommend having positive social interactions every day.

At a loss for ways to become more social? Try one or two of the following:

  • Call a friend or family member you haven’t spoken to in a while
  • Sign up for a class and learn something new
  • Volunteer for your favorite charity or a fun event in your area
  • Invite people over for a game night
  • Grab a friend and go to the gym or a museum
  • Join a club for your favorite hobby
  • Attend church services
  • Weekly Bingo games
  • Trips to the grocery store
  • Cultural outings (museums, theatres, shopping, etc.)
  • Book clubs


Whatever you choose to do, the goal should be to get out of your room or house and experience the world around you, even if just for a few moments each day.

Did you know? Having a pet that you form a strong connection with can also provide socialization benefits.