Everyone worries about losing weight and avoiding obesity, but, according to new research, what we should be worried about is whether or not we feel lonely.

This might come as a bit of a shock, but findings showed that feeling lonely later in life can do more damage to our health than obesity ever could.

The reasons for this is because feeling unloved and cut off from loved ones can raise a person’s blood pressure and cause them to have a heart attack or stroke. It can also weaken the immune system and cause someone to be depressed.

So before you decide to sulk and dwell on your pain, remember that you aren’t doing yourself or your health any favors.