The importance of meaningful friendships, the latest podcast by Dr Chatterjee


Dr Chatterjee’s latest podcast looks at friendship and why it’s a necessity for good health.

Dr Rangan Chatterjee is a GP, TV presenter and best-selling author of The Stress Solution and The 4 Pillar Plan, who kindly contributed an article to International Therapist (IT) magazine last year about lifestyle medicine. He also produces Feel Better, Live More, the number one health podcast in the UK.

In his latest podcast, Dr Chatterjee interviews Dhru Purohit, who Dr Chatterjee dubs the ‘professor of friendship’. Purohit explains that loneliness is an epidemic, with a fifth of men in the UK who say they don’t have any close friends. He goes on to discuss that although social media allows us to feel connected to others’ lives, it can often lead to a lack of deep meaningful relationships in our lives.

Purohit says that friendships can positively impact every aspect of our life, from our health to our happiness. He explains that every area of our lives is touched by friendships but, like stress, it’s not always immediately noticeable.

Dr Chatterjee said, ‘I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation, I hope it inspires you to take some time out to sit down and talk to one of your friends.’

Listen to episode 80 of Dr Chatterjee’s Feel Better, Live More podcast  

N.B. The Winter issue of IT magazine will feature a short excerpt from Dr Chatterjee’s new book, Feel Better in 5. Feel Better in 5 is published by Penguin and will be released on Thursday 26 December. The Winter issue of IT magazine will be published on Thursday 23 January.



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