Friendship and social connection lower stress hormones like cortisol, blunt the adrenaline response and release endorphins and are an important pillar of any weight loss effort. Here are some strategies to increase feelings of social connection and improve your stress-tolerance.
1. Get lots of touch and physical contact:
2. Cultivate relationships:
3. Get a pet you can hang out with:
4. Get into music:
5. Find a cause, volunteer, give: