4 Healthy benefits of spending time with the family
The importance of family is evident in healthcare. And no, we are not only talking about your blood family. We are also talking about those close friends who accept you for who you are, those who would do anything to make you feel happy and special no matter what. This month, we celebrate International Family Day, and what better way to do it than by learning how our loved ones can positively influence our lives. Here are 4 healthy benefits family time offers:
Helps You Reduce Stress
What’s the first thing you do when you feel stressed from work or school? Probably tell your family or your close friends. It has been demonstrated that those with healthy relationships tend to seek out healthier coping mechanisms instead of unhealthy behaviors when there’s a stressful situation. Having people around us who can share positive and difficult times is crucial to overcome stress and frustrations when times get tough!
Enhances Your Mental and Physical Health
Healthy and close relationships encourage positive health and well-being! Studies have shown that individuals with close relationships tend to be more adaptive to stress, are happier due to an increased feeling of uniqueness, and likely to do better academically. Participating in fun activities with your loved ones like baking, practicing outdoor sports or even gardening can help you stay happy and in shape!
Teaches Effective Ways to Manage Conflict
Whoever says they never had a conflict with a family member is lying! Disagreements between members of the same family happen very often because we all have different ideologies and ways of looking at things. However, that’s not necessarily bad. Family conflicts teach us how to communicate effectively, find constructive ways to discuss and solve problems. Having people around us who can share positive and difficult times is crucial to overcome stress and frustrations when times get tough!
Lengthens Life Expectancy
To live longer you need more than just regular exercise and a healthy diet. You need close friends and family members who you can count on at all times. A 2010 meta-study covering more than 300,000 participants across all ages revealed that adults who have a solid social network get a 50 percent boost in longevity! The benefits of friends, family or even colleagues turn out to be just as good for long-term survival as spending hours working out or giving up a smoking habit, how great is that?
Nowadays, with all the events that are happening in the world and the health restrictions we live under in our country, it is more important than ever to spend time with the people we care about. You don’t necessarily have to be there for them physically, you can show them your affection with an unexpected phone call, a text message at the end of the day, or by sending a nice gift to their home. It’s the thought that counts!
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