HEALTH BENEFITS OF BEING IN A RELATIONSHIP

There are numerous benefits of being in a relationship;

Decreased anxiety

Scans for people’s brains who were in love demonstrated activation in the area linked to intense love. It happened to both new and long-term couples. This brain part is the same one that gives a dopamine-reward when you experience a high feeling from cocaine, which helps reduce anxiety, leaving you relaxed.

Faster healing

People in positive relationships can experience faster wound healing. Researchers conclude that couples with warmer interactions may heal wounds twice faster than ones with troubles relationships.

Increased longevity

Did you know that married people possibly live longer than unmarried? Research shows that the married are 58% less likely to die than the unmarried. It all stems from mutual financial benefits, support, and children that give peace. Furthermore, marriage eliminates loneliness which can raise mental health issues.

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Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

MS, University of Tartu
Sleep specialist

Using the acquired academic and professional experience, I advise patients with various complaints about mental health - depressed mood, nervousness, lack of energy and interest, sleep disorders, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts and anxieties, difficulty concentrating, and stress. In my free time, I love to paint and go on long walks on the beach. One of my latest obsessions is sudoku – a wonderful activity to calm an unease mind.

MS, Durham University
GP

The work of a family doctor includes a wide range of clinical diversity, which requires extensive knowledge and erudition from a specialist. However, I believe that the most important thing for a family doctor is to be human because the cooperation and understanding between the doctor and the patient are crucial in ensuring successful health care. On my days off, I love being in nature. Since childhood, I have been passionate about playing chess and tennis. Whenever I have time off, I enjoy traveling around the world.

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