Treating the people you love every once in a while can make you feel all warm and fuzzy, but it can also have significant health benefits.
Paul Zak, founding director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies at Claremont Graduate University, found that when people share, their brains release the hormone oxytocin, otherwise known as the “feel good” or “cuddle” hormone, well known to relieve stress. But that’s not the only benefit.
Friendships and Longevity
Friendships can improve health and longevity, and as such, close friendships are critical for along and healthy life. Seniors without close friends are more likely to develop chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and depression, so treat the folks you care for to show them just how much their companionship means to you.
Social Connections and Heart Health
You can build yourself a stronger heart with acts of generosity, such as taking your bestie out for an afternoon froyo. Good friends and positive social connections have a significant impact on a wide range of conditions, particularly heart health.
Froyo, of Course!
But possibly the best reason to treat your pal to froyo is that you also get to enjoy your own heaping bowl!
Next time you visit historic Downtown Gresham, stop by Frenzi Frozen Yogurt and treat yourself! Visit our menu to see our seasonal offerings and plan your next visit. Don’t forget to stop by every Wednesday for Waffle Cone Wednesdays – buy one desert and receive one waffle cone or waffle cup free!