Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > Health-in-Motion 06 June 2016 Seek out a companion Spending too much time on your own can make you sick. Studies show that people who are socially isolated and experience feelings of loneliness are at an increased risk for stroke, heart attack, angina and death from heart disease. The effects are equally bad for women and men. While there are many benefits from spending quality time by yourself, you shouldn’t overdo it. So if your social life has come to a grinding halt, make an effort to bolster your health, by seeking out the companionship of others. 0 More: Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Mental health Do we need a break from our smartphones? Medical Can you cough up a lung? Medical SEE: Why do I get asthma when I exercise? Medical Scientists discover a possible cause for restless legs syndrome Lifestyle How being the office germaphobe is making you sick Fitness 4 reasons your muscles are cramping up From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Live healthier Don't even bother » SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body LISTEN: Can you spot the smoker’s cough? 7 cough remedies that definitely don’t work A chronic cough can be the bane of your life. Here are seven cough remedies you shouldn't waste your time with. Be in the know! » How to manage sensitive teeth 5 ways runners mess up their teeth Oral health basics: what you need to know Dr Simon Reeves talks us through the importance of oral health basics. Here’s how to care for your teeth properly.