Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > 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: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle ‘I slept on a yoga mat for 7 days – here’s what happened to my body’ Sex These 2 factors make the biggest difference in your sexual satisfaction Diet and nutrition SEE: Cut back on salt, or else... Lifestyle Surgery for early prostate cancer might not save your life Medical Can carrots really make you see in the dark? Lifestyle Your pee can reveal your true age From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.