Good Social & Emotional Relationships have the following benefits for your health:
* reduce blood pressure and heart rate, likely due to the decrease of stress and sympathetic tone (Kamarck et al., 1990).
* cardiovascular health (Uchino, 2006).
* improved immune function and the presence of natural killer cells (Uchino, 2006). Natural killer cells are important cells within the immune system that can kill tumor cells (Kuo, 2015; Li, 2010).
The BEST news is…
81 percent of people would choose to remarry the person they are still married to right now. (quote from Helen Fisher in the video below)
There is a lot of research behind how our intimate relationships actually do work and certain brain network characteristics in each partner that are attracted to and complement one another.
We now know that our close relationships are more important to us than any other health factor, more so than food, diet and exercise.
Alongside many researchers in the field of Lifestyle Medicine, at BIYOME, we consider healthy relationships a very crucial factor to our health and well-being.
The quality of our relationships has ripple effects on our whole life, so why not learn how to understand love and secure attachment in the best way possible? Read more about The Gottman Institute and the Research based approach to relationships on the blog here
Our social connections and intimate relationships are the most important health factor – the ‘soft drivers’ of longevity.