The Health Benefits Of Spending Time With Loved Ones

Sometimes the thought of spending extended time with your family and loved ones can seem very stressful but according to the latest research, being surrounded by those closest to you can relieve stress, encourage healthy eating habits and even help you quit smoking. Here are just a few reason to enjoy quality family time this holiday season.

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Being a parent increases longevity

A recent study found that women who gave birth to a child live longer than women who chose not to have children. Researchers found that women with children were 4 times less likely to die of cancer, circulatory illness or accidents.

People with a strong social network live longer

A recent study found that those with the biggest social network live the longest. In fact they found that the difference between social and unsocial people was about the same as smokers vs nonsmokers.

Siblings decrease loneliness

Researchers have found that children with siblings tend to feel less lonely and self-conscious than those without. They also found that those with siblings were more likely to do good deeds for others.

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Loved ones can encourage healthy habits

Who you spend time with makes a big impact on your lifestyle. Being surrounded by a strong social network makes it easier to stick to healthy habits and give up unhealthy ones like smoking.

Strong family bonds decrease risky behavior in teens

Studies have found that teens who have a strong bond with their parents are less likely to engage in risky sexual behavior than their peers. Parents who are open with their children about sex were found to have a big influence on their children’s behavior throughout their teen years.

Mothers lower stress

A study conducted by researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison found that spending time talking to your mother can decrease stress hormones and increase oxytocin, the chemical that makes us connect with others.

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