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When you think of health, social health might not be the first thing that comes to mind, however the relationships and social activities one participates in, in their personal life and at work, play a large role in overall wellness. The benefits of social connection can impact things such as stress hormones, blood pressure and heart rate and potentially slow the risk of neurodegenerative diseases in later life (Government of British Columbia, n.d.).

Social health consists of things like being engaged, having a sense of belonging, having fun, not feeling isolated, being supported, and working in an environment that values diversity and is respectful to all people. 

Look for further information to come from Employee Wellness on this important pillar of health.