Feeling lonely? You aren’t alone.

Loneliness – which can leave people feeling anxious, disconnected, and emotionally isolated – now affects 58% of adults in the United States.

A recent study by the Cigna Group looked at loneliness and vitality and discovered that people who rated their health as fair or poor had a loneliness score that was nearly 11 points higher than those who rated their health as good, very good, or excellent. And that people who are not lonely have stronger mental well-being. They are more likely to feel they can control how they react to stress and that they can manage their emotions.

Read more about how loneliness impacts our health.

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