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Group gatherings...they're fun but also GOOD. FOR. YOU.

When we connect, we reap the benefits.

When it comes to staying healthy and connected, hosting group events can be a great way to achieve both. By taking the time to plan and host group events, you can reap numerous benefits for your physical and mental health. Studies have shown that hosting group events can help to reduce stress and anxiety, improve your overall well-being, and even increase levels of happiness. And another recent study found that those who attended group events were more likely to report higher levels of satisfaction and well-being than those who stayed at home.

What are the benefits of hosting group events?

1. Improved mental health. Socializing with friends and family can reduce feelings of loneliness and depression.

2. Reduce fatigue. Ever notice how you may not feel like doing something (like going to the gym or getting dressed for that holiday party?) but then once you are there, you feel energized and come home so glad you went? Yeah, that's the emotional benefits talking. 

3. Maintain a healthy weight and have greater physical resilience. People who participate in group activities are more likely to maintain a healthy weight and have greater physical resilience.

4. Build deeper relationships. Group events provide an opportunity for people to mingle and get to know each other better, which can help build stronger relationships.

5. Connects you to your community. By planning activities that involve your local community, you can help to build relationships and foster a deeper connection to those around you. 

6. Reduce stress and anxiety. Trying something new and socializing with friends and family is good for your mental health. A study from Utah State University showed how hobbies improve mental health - 75% of people had lower cortisol levels after making art (BONUS: no prior art experience was necessary to reap these benefits!) 

So whether it's a birthday party, a holiday gathering, or a special celebration, hosting group events has many advantages that make it worthwhile.

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