Hostile Relationships Are Making You Fat
No one truly enjoys arguing with their partner, but new studies point out that a hostile relationship can harm your health. In fact, a bad relationship can negatively affect your fat metabolism, especially if you have dealt with depression in the past.
After a series of tests on married couples, researchers found that hostile partners who struggled with a history of mood disorder were found to burn 31 calories less per hour, which can equal 12 pounds weight gain per year. The hostile partners also had higher insulin levels for up to two hours after a meal, which stimulates food intake and can lead to obesity.
The thing to blame behind these negative health effects are not necessarily your relationship, but the stress of it all. Stress is the enemy that is causing elevated heart rates and blood pressure and is damaging the immune system and your fat metabolism. The scary thing is that a hostile relationship can have these negative effects on anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are not married, not depressed, and eat very healthy. These effects can even transpire on relationships that are not romantically linked, such as between toxic siblings, co-workers, or friends.
Protecting Your Health
If you want to protect your health from a hostile relationship, it is going to have to take work. You need to really get to the root of the issues of the relationship and tell the other person that all of the arguing and fighting is not healthy for either one of you. Some relationships, especially ones that involve dating or just friends, may need to be broken off completely for the sake of your health.
The Chiropractic Solution for Stress
Stress comes in many forms and can affect our health for the worse. While it is important for you to deal with the stress in your life and try to manage it or decrease it significantly, chiropractic care can help relieve the symptoms of stress.
Wellness adjustments can help your nervous system run optimally, which means your body and health will be better equipped to handle the daily stresses of life. Also, regular chiropractic care can relieve neck and back pain, which are many times a symptom of too much stress, since when we are stressed, we tense up our muscles without even realizing it. Finally, wellness adjustments will keep your immune system strong so that stress is less likely to get you sick with a cold or flu.