Monday, September 8, 2014

10 Health Benefits of Being in a Relationship (via Men's Journal)

Men's Journal has assembled 10 health benefits from being in a [healthy] relationship (they left out the healthy part, which is important - an unhealthy relationship is BAD for your health).

Judge for yourself whether you need to be in a relationship to get these benefits in your life (although, men in relationships live longer than those who are not and, generally, report greater life satisfaction).

10 Health Benefits of Being in a Relationship

Men's JournalTaylor Kubota

10 Health Benefits of Being in a Relationship

Romantic relationships, no matter their length, can be complicated, frustrating, and demanding. Although every couple has their issues, overall, partnering can actually give our physical and psychological well-being a big boost.

“I think the big picture is pretty straightforward: Good relationships are good for our health and bad relationships are not,” says Christine Proulx, associate professor at the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri.

Some of the advantages of being in a relationship are straightforward, like having someone to talk to and share financial burdens with. Others are more surprising, like the fact that men in long-term relationships live longer. Read on to learn more about the health benefits of coupling and how they work.

Click the links below to read more on each topic.

Increased Dopamine and Testosterone

Longer Lifespan

Emotional Support

Greater Wealth

Gain a Confidant

Avoid Loneliness

More Leisure Time

Reduced Stress

Get Taken Care Of

Long-Term Happiness

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