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Turns out being lonely is worse for you than smoking 15 cigarettes a day

Here’s some good news for smokers (I guess), and some bad news for lonely people: Being lonely is worse for your health than chuffing down 15 darts a day.

So yeah, sitting on your own all day watching Netflix ain’t that great for ya. It’s time to get off your ass and go make some friends.

Well, this is depressing. Being lonely is officially worse for you than smoking fifteen cigarettes a day. Maybe it’s time to finally try and make some friends.

In a new survey of over 20,000 Americans, it was found that young people are more likely to be lonely than senior citizens, with Gen Z (18-22) scoring a loneliness score of about 48. Yes, loneliness scores are a thing now.

Not only does loneliness have the same effect on your mortality as smoking 15 durries a day, but it’s also more dangerous than obesity.

If you’re wondering how exactly loneliness is measured, check out the UCLA Loneliness Scale, which provides a description of the measuring system.

It’s not all gloom though. The study also provides ways to avoid loneliness, such as; sleeping, spending time with family, exercising, and not working too much. All things that are easier said than done.

And no, this is not an excuse to tear through more darts. That’s still bad.

Via I-D.