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The Benefits Of Being In A Relationship As You Grow Older

THE BENEFITS OF RELATIONSHIPS AS YOU GROW OLDER As you age, studies have shown that having a special network of people around can have a significantly positive effect on both your physical and mental health. Regular interactions with others have been shown to help: Increase Combat loneliness Improve mental Relieve Keep you active happiness levels stress wellbeing There are many ways to nurture healthy relationships around you as you get older. COUPLES Being in a loving relationship can be a great health strategy. Love isn't just a great stress reliever though: Loving another person has been shown to release Studies have found that midlife women in highly satisfying marriages had a lower risk for cardiovascular disease when compared to those who were not.? numerous stress-reducing hormones. LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX 6 Fitness experts predict that physically active couples over 40 make love around 6 times a month A recent US survey showed that: 54% 42% 43% 22% 54% of men and 43% of women 42% of men and 22% of women aged 60-69 had intercourse within the last year. aged 70+ had intercourse within the last year. HEALTH BENEFITS There are plenty of health benefits linked to sex: Boost Your Immune System Studies show that those Pain Relief Exercise Research shows that Sexual activity has been found to reduce back and men and woman can burn up to four calories a minute who have sex often take leg pain. fewer sick days. during sex!? Heart Health Relieve Stress Making love helps keep our oestrogen and Engaging in intercourse causes your body to release feel-good testosterone levels in balance, thus promoting good heart health. chemicals, which help keep you relaxed.7 Sleep Better Live Longer z- Prolactin, a relaxation- inducing hormone, is released after sex, and can help you to nod off quicker. Studies show that lifespan has a direct correlation between the frequency and quality of sex.3 THE DANGERS OF SEX Sexually Transmitted Diseases are a serious issue across all age groups: In 2013 there were approximately 450,000 STIS diagnosed in the UK alone Cases of gonorrhoea increased by 15% year-on-year 1.7 million chlamydia tests were carried out throughout the year, with an 8% diagnosis rateĀ® It's important to always stay safe and use protection! FRIENDS There are a lot of reasons to stay in touch with friends: 2 They can help improve the heart's arteries, gut functions, insulin regulation, and the immune system Positive social connections can help relieve harmful levels of stress MM One study concluded that those with satisfying friendships were at lower risk of dementia!? Involvement in social Research found that activities has been shown those with less social ties to contribute towards positive attitudes and self-acceptance. were more prone to depression, cognitive decline, and even premature death.10 FAMILY Close relationships with family are thought to be a greater source of support, care, and emotional wellbeing than social relationships. The bond you share with your loved ones plays a significant role in your overall health and wellbeing." Positive relations with your spouse can be one of the greatest buffers against physical and psychosocial problems. These connections have the biggest impact on your sense of purpose and mental disposition.2 66 "Those that give themselves to others, cherish each day, possess a positive self-attitude, and maintain a social support system are key evidence as to how one can age successfully" - Reichstadt et al. (2010) 99 Created By Antiaging Nutrition Antiaging Nutrition is part of the IAS Group, the world's largest supplier of specialist anti-aging products. We are dedicated to helping you access the latest commercial supplements to improve general health and wellbeing for you and your family. Visit for more information. Sources: 1. 2. 3. 4. Youth/sexualbehaviors/ 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Harvard Women's Health Watch - December 2010 10. Shaw, B., Krause, N., Liang, J., Bennett, J. (2007). Tracking changes in social relations throughout late life. The Journals of Gereontology 62B(2), 890-899. 11. Antonucci, T., Birditt, K., Webster, N. (2010). Social relations and mortality: A more nuanced approach. Journal of Health Psychology, 15(5), 649-659. ANTIAGING nutrition 12. Trudel, G., et al. (2008).The marital life and aging well program: Effects of a group preventive intervention on the marital and sexual functioning of the retired couples. Sexual and Relationship Therapy 23(1), 5-23.

The Benefits Of Being In A Relationship As You Grow Older

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Whether you're currently in a relationship or not, it's obvious to see how having someone by your side as you enter your twilight years could be beneficial. Even having family and friends around you c...


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