Improve Your Love Life to Improve Your Health
By Brandi Goodman
Valentine's Day, Sweetest Day, and many other celebrated occasions are devoted to love -- and for good reason. Having love in your life can promote better well-being. Improve your love life and improve your health overall.
Love May Reduce Stress
Stressful situations occur for everyone. Having a partner who is there to support you during stressful times can help to reduce the stress you feel overall. You have someone you can talk to about what's going on in your life -- someone you can confide in about everything. You don't have to deal with troubles completely on your own.
Love May Lower Blood Pressure
This is in part due to a reduction in stress. High stress levels can cause blood pressure to rise. When you have a significant other to talk to about your troubling situations then you tend to experience less stress -- and thus, lower blood pressure.
Love May Help You Live Longer
The average life expectancy of married individuals tends to be higher than those who are single. You have a lower risk of certain diseases when you're in a relationship or married. Your chances of developing pneumonia or having a heart attack, for example, are lower than those who remain alone in life. These statistics typically relate more to men than women, however.
Love May Lower Your Risk for Depression
Depression can affect anyone whether they're in a relationship or not. However, being in love can work to lower your risk for developing the disease or having such severe symptoms. Your mental health often tends to be improved when you're in love and happy. If you're in a toxic relationship, then this of course won't apply. Happiness, stability, and support are key to this factor.
Love May Improve Your Financial Stability
Many couples join bank accounts when they get married, or even live together. Even if they don't, being in a relationship can help improve your financial stability. You have two people coming together to pay for things and make ends meet. If you're living apart from your significant other and end up in a financial bind, that person is usually there to help you figure it out. Finances are a major source of stress and mental health concerns so having a love you know will help you can help your mental health soar.
Having someone to love is good for your health. It can help in a number of ways, such as providing the comfort you need in trying times. Both your mental and physical well-being can improve when you add love to your life. This doesn't have to only mean romantic love, either. Having a really good friend that you care about deeply, children, parents, or even a pet, can all give you the love you need in life to boost your wellness.
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