Healthy Relationship Tips
Why Being In Love Is Good For Your Health
Being in love feels great, most of the time! We all yearn for a special someone to make our lives complete. Did you know that it can also be good for your health? Keeping your relationship healthy and vibrant is not just good for your soul, it is good for your body as well!
How to Keep your Relationship Healthy
A healthy relationship is all about making it through the good times and the bad times. Once you have got over the initial butterflies and heart-fluttering stage of your relationship it is time to settle down into being a couple.
This is when you find out much more about each other and compromises have to be made. You don’t have to agree on everything but you need to recognize your differences and work with them. Little gestures go a long way towards showing that you are still in love so send a loving message or leave a note on the fridge.
Giving gifts, especially when they were unexpected is a perfect way to show someone that you care and that you are thinking about them. Most women love flowers and perfume is a firm favorite especially if he has taken the trouble to find out what her favorite fragrance is. There are unique gifts for men that will show him that you understand what makes him tick and how he likes to spend his free time. You can book anything from an action adventure weekend to a golfing break.
How your Relationship Keeps your Body Healthy
A healthy relationship results in a healthy body. This is not just wishful thinking, there is medical research to back this up. People who are in a happy relationship have lower blood pressure than those who are single or who are in an unhappy relationship.
High blood pressure signs put you at more risk of having a stroke or a heart attack so low blood pressure is definitely something to aim for. Hostility is not good for healing! Research has shown that patients who were in a hostile relationship healed after trauma and surgery more slowly that those who were in a happy relationship.
A kiss and a cuddle are good for your stress levels. Couples who have regular physical contact, have higher blood levels of the feel-good hormone oxytocin. This makes your mood better and makes you feel much calmer. Just a quick kiss or a hug is enough to make a big difference.
Did you know that people who are in a long-term, happy relationship (especially males) actually live longer than their single friends and longer than their friends who are in unhappy relationships? People who live with a partner during middle age are less likely to suffer diseases such as dementia when they get older.
The health benefits are undeniable! Now all you have to do is find that special someone and do everything you can to keep the relationship healthy and happy.
Take good care of yourself!
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