Fingerman Shows That People Who Are More Socially Integrated Are Also More Active Physically

“The Benefits of Talking to Strangers” – New York Times. 08/03/2020

Dr. Karen Fingerman, U-Texas CAPS Co-Director, has shown that people who are more socially integrated are also more active physically. “Being sedentary kills you,” she said. “You have to get up and move to be with the people you run into when exercising.” Consequential strangers also help your brain, she said, because “conversations are more stimulating than with people you know well.”