Have you ever been in a situation where it feels like no matter what you do, some aspect of your health or neurology cannot be improved? Or maybe, even worse, every solution seems to be too hard or not enough to make a difference. If this resonates with you, don’t worry. At Sharlin Health and Neurology, we believe there is always hope in understanding the power of human connection. Through our integrated healthcare model, which incorporates a sense of community into patient care protocols, our goal is to deliver holistic treatments designed around helping individuals reach their full potential while also enriching their quality of life. As health professionals committed to evidence-based practice and innovation in care delivery, let us show you why having a strong sense of community plays such an important role when it comes to health and neurology.
The Tool – Connect
It is a fact that connection to other human beings is crucial for our overall physical and mental health, yet many of us are only just beginning to recognize how vital social connection is. Did you know loneliness and isolation can be even worse for your health than obesity, smoking, or high blood pressure?
We need one another to preserve and protect our community, so it is of the utmost importance to appreciate the sense of connection that we have with others. Connecting with people not only enables us to form meaningful relationships but also helps us stay healthy.
The Power of a Community and Purpose
Our connections to the people around us are vital for our strength and motivation. Staying connected with family, friends, religious groups, or other social organizations can help energize and inspire us in powerful ways. Seek out what excites you—your relationships could be a great source of passion.
Studies show those who have a strong sense of connection are less likely to develop diseases like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Waking up in the morning with a connection to others can not only provide us with a sense of purpose but also help preserve and protect our brains. It could be a connection to children, jobs, hobbies, or even the connection between humans that contribute to the sense of not just social connection but spiritual connection and responsibility for ourselves and our health. A connection to others can give us that extra push in the morning and create a deeper connection within ourselves.
Touch People, Touch Lives
People, even when they have conditions like memory loss, will function at a much higher level when they have a sense of purpose.
Take some time to reflect on the people and places that make up your day-to-day life, from close friends and family to religious institutions or community centers. Dare yourself to take a step further by exploring new hobbies or activities—who knows what exciting opportunities may arise?
Create a calendar for yourself. Try to make sure that we’re connecting with people we love every single day. When it comes to social groups, make it a point to meet with them at least a couple of times per week. Social media can be a blast, but nothing beats meeting someone in person. There’s something special about the human connection that only comes with an actual handshake and conversation. Make real connections; it’ll make all the difference.
This is so important for your brain. worse than cigarette smoking. When people don’t connect, it’s hard to believe that connection and diet are at least on the same plane.
It’s no secret that cigarette smoking is bad for you, but here’s something equally alarming: not connecting with other people has the same detrimental impact on your health! Connecting face-to-face and maintaining meaningful relationships are among the most beneficial lifestyle choices we can make. By making that social connection, you’ll be taking one of the most important steps you can take to preserve and protect your brain.
The community provides assistance. It’s having other people in your life that you can rely on, whether it’s for help with the tough stuff or just to celebrate the good times. A sense of community has been linked with improved mental and physical health outcomes, so it’s clear that cultivating a strong social network should be a priority for everyone. If you’re looking for ways to get more involved in your community, we’d love to chat with you about how our program might be a fit. Schedule a discovery call today and let us show you how easy it is to get connected and improve your sense of well-being.
Unsure of what steps to take for or with your loved ones regarding brain health? Worry no more! We’ve got you covered. Our unique tools and resources make it easy to understand, detect, prevent, and preserve proper cognitive functioning so everyone can have a better quality of life. Set up your discovery call session with us today. During this call, we can discuss your situation in more detail and come up with a plan tailored specifically for you.
Don’t go through life alone on the health journey – become part of the Sharlin Health and Neurology family. Here, we understand that being connected to others helps promote overall well-being. Join our private Facebook Community today for a safe place to share stories with people who truly get what you’re going through—plus, learn about how human connection can be key to preserving your brain’s health over time.
DISCLAIMER: The information in this email is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content is for general informational purposes only and does not replace a consultation with your own doctor or health professional.