On the flip-side, researchers have linked a lack of positive social ties to depression and premature death. One study, which examined data from more than 309,000 people, found that having few strong relationships increased the risk of premature death from all causes by 50 per cent — greater than the toll obesity and physical inactivity has on mortality and the rough equivalent of smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day.
So there you have it, an official reason to hit up Skyscanner’s sale fares. Your relationship with your mum - and health – will thank you for it later.
This article originally appeared on Women's Health Australia.