Marta Zaraska is a science journalist published in the Washington Post, Scientific American, New Scientist, The Atlantic, Discover, etc. Her new book, “GROWING YOUNG: How Friendship, Optimism, and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100”, is a Globe and Mail bestseller. GROWING YOUNG was endorsed by Adam Grant, Dan Buettner, Emeran Mayer, among others, and named by The Wall Street Journal one of the best books of 2020 on longevity and aging.
As social apes, we evolved to be surrounded by our tribe. If you were ever alone in the savannah, all your systems would be on high alert. You would be sleeping poorly and antibacterials and inflammation would go up because you were likely to be wounded. Many things happen to our bodies when we are away from our tribe.