“The biggest threat facing middle-age men isn’t smoking or obesity. It’s loneliness.” – The Boston Globe

“As men grow older, they tend to let their friendships lapse. But there’s still time to do something about it.”

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“Vivek Murthy, the surgeon general of the United States, has said many times in recent years that the most prevalent health issue in the country is not cancer or heart disease or obesity. It is isolation. And as men grow older, they tend to let their friendships lapse. But there’s still time to do something about it.”

This piece written by Billy Baker, Boston Globe writer speaks to the need for relationships as a most important component for health among middle-aged men. Click here to read it in its entirety.

In a related sense, Bob Olson is a contributing columnist at LNP – Always Lancaster and other publications. A few days ago, his column dealt with the losses that often can go along with aging.

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He writes, “Then there is the loss of dear friends — because they moved away or died. And we lose not only friends but also those closest to us, including spouses and children.”

You can read the column in its entirety here.

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