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  • Writer's pictureJulie Belk Dalberg

5 Health Benefits of Personal Relationships

Updated: Dec 1, 2021

Let’s have a heart to heart. Do you make time for the people you care about? Neglecting your emotional needs is shown to accelerate aging and impacts your health, well-being, and mental state! Did you know that three in five Americans consider themselves lonely and lack companionship? That’s more than 60% of the American population! Chronic feelings of loneliness can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. So what to do? Reconnect and nurture your feelings of love and compassion and you’ll experience better moods, improved appearance, and better health and wellness! This might sound like a recommendation from a cheesy self-help book on mending broken bridges, but I assure you - this is no ad and the health implications are very real. As a medical care provider in the health and wellness industry for more than 30 years, I’ve seen it all. Strained relationships lead to rapid aging compounded with the stress that piles on the pounds. Resolve the real problem and you will enjoy a fresh outlook and a new & better you! 5 health benefits of personal relationships to help you live a longer, healthier life:

  1. Improved mood and less stress due to higher levels of oxytocin, otherwise known as the “bonding hormone”. What’s the quickest way to get a boost of oxytocin? Share a hug with a loved one!

  2. Grow your relationships to protect your heart! Companionship lowers your blood pressure and improves your cardiovascular health. Simply spend time with those you love to create a noticeable drop in blood pressure.

  3. Fulfilling personal relationships boost our body’s production of adrenaline a.k.a. the “appetite suppressant hormone”. Say goodbye to binge eating!

  4. Feelings of love and connection give you an inner glow that shines on the outside. This is due to improved blood circulation that provides your skin cells with more nutrients and oxygen. You’ll love what you see in the mirror!

  5. Love can help you live a longer life. Feelings of joy and compassion decrease the risk of mortality from stress-related causes like liver disease, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer!

Take advantage of these five health benefits by cultivating your relationships today so you’ll look and feel amazing. You deserve it!

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To your optimal health,

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