Your weekend squad might be number one, but considering you spend about one third of your day on the job, your work squad’s pretty important, too. While actually liking your gig is essential for mental wellbeing, your relationship with co-workers also has a major impact on your physical and psychological health, say researchers from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. (Check out our story on 12 signs she’s your work wife for life!)

During the review study, scientists found that when people are able to cultivate a sense of belonging and purpose from social groups within their organisation, they experience less stress, are less prone to burnout and have greater overall health. Want to avoid the Monday sads? Make 2017 the year you finally join the social committee.

This story originally appeared in the January 2017 issue of Women’s Fitness.

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