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Health is a focus for many and there are different aspects from what we put into our bodies to how well we keep them moving.  And there are precise ways to measure these things, providing detailed data and insight into how our bodies are functioning.
Some wear health tracking devices that measure resting heart rate, quality of sleep and other classic indicators of physical health.  We analyze the data, express glee when the 10,000 steps celebration buzzes on our wrist and reflect back on our heart rates during tense moments.  It’s fascinating, useful and for many maintains a sense of well being to have this data available with such ease.
According to a recent study by the PLOS Journal (Public Library of Science), there is another indicator of health not related to a gadget but rather your social circle. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame looked at what the structure of social networks says about the state of health, happiness and stress, specifically what the position in the person’s social network predicts about health and well being.
“What we found was the social network structure provides a significant improvement in predictability of wellness states of an individual over just using the data

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