Researchers have been studying how positive relationships can have a powerful impact on health. “Friends can exert a measurable and ongoing influence on your health behaviors in a way that a diet never can,” says Dan Buettner, a National Geographic fellow and author. When properly maintained, these relationships can provide helpful ‘nudges’ to encourage positive behaviors. Efforts are now underway to see how positive networks can be encouraged.

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