We all know that spending time with our friends is fun but it turns out that it may also yield a multitude of real physical and emotional health benefits.

Studies have shown again and again that healthy relationships make ageing more enjoyable, lessen grief, and provide camaraderie to help you reach personal goals, among other things.

So investing time and energy in our loved ones and maintaining positive relationships really should rank up there with healthy eating and regular exercise as a necessary investment in your health.