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A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP FOR A HEALTHIER YOU.
If you thought love was all about the romance, flowers, chocolates and gifts. Think again. It turns out that a relationship is the best thing that can happen to you for your mental, physical and emotional health. Here’s how:
A LIFE PARTNER CAN CHANGE YOUR UNHEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Smoking, drinking or becoming a couch potato? A health-conscious romantic partner can surely come to your rescue. A recent study in the United Kingdom showed that men and women can increase their physical activity by up to 40% by just observing the fitness regimen of their partners. That’s not all, the study even concluded that partners can influence unhealthy lifestyle habits like quitting smoking as much as 40%. So, get a partner to give your lifestyle a major makeover.
A COUPLE THAT WORKS OUT TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER
A partner in the gym is just the perfect health supplement for you. Working out together helps you stay focused and motivated as you can plan your fitness goals together and keep a track on each other. Plus, you also tend to be more conscious about your body and stay in shape to get loads of compliments from your partner. So, the next time you are heading for a workout, make sure to get along your partner to improve your fitness and relationship.
BEHIND EVERY SUCCESSFUL MAN OR WOMAN IS A SPOUSE
Your spouse can enhance your personal relationships and even your professional career. A Washington University study has recently shown how a relationship can lead to higher job satisfaction, salaries and promotion. A positive persona of the spouse has shown to have the right influence over their partners, which leads to better decision making, planning and performance at the workplace.
A STRONGER BOND AND BONES
It’s not just the bond between a couple but also their bones, which become healthier in a relationship. An American study has shown that married men tend to have a higher bone density as compared to all those single men out there. And it’s not just men. Even married women have shown improved bone density and structure as compared to single women.
MARRIAGE IS HALE AND HEARTY
Well, science has proved that love is not just a romantic thing. It’s actually very beneficial for your heart. Loneliness can be damaging to your heart An American study indicated that married couples have a lower chance of cardiovascular disease as compared to singles. And it’s not good news for those who are divorced as they tend to take up smoking, which is detrimental for their cardiovascular health. So, the next time your partner says that he or she loves you, remember your heart will love it too. On the contrary, an unhealthy marriage or relationship can be toxic for your relationship and heart too.
GET IMMUNITY WITH MATRIMONY
A healthy relationship can be the perfect dose for improving your immunity. A recent study by Harvard Health has shown romantic couples have better immune systems as compared to singles. That’s because love can release certain hormones like Oxytocin, which is known as the happy hormone. It lowers blood pressure, stress and increases your immunity. So, the next time you are sneezing or feeling under the weather, all you need is some romance, a few cuddles or hugs from your partner.