4 Ways Your Relationship may be Hurting Your Health
4 Ways Your Relationship may be Hurting Your Health – Have you been in a relationship for a long time? If so, it could be hurting your health?
Studies show that sometimes your relationship can hurt your health. Whether it’s getting comfortable in the relationship and letting yourself go or dealing with conflict and stress, relationship can be harmful to your health.
If you’dlike to help you and your partner protect your health read on.
Putting on Extra Pounds
Have you ever heard that people gain weight once they are secure in their relationship? This is true.
People often gain weight while in a relationship, and then lose weight if the relationship ends. Carrying around excess weight is bad for your heart and can put you at risk for diabetes and other medical conditions.
Weight gain doesn’t have to happen. You and your partner can work together, motivating each other so that you can stay healthy and maintain a healthy weight.
Some people in relationships get a good night’s sleep when they are next to their partner, but this is not always the case.
If you have a partner who moves around a lot, talks in his sleep, or snores, you may have trouble getting to sleep and/or staying asleep.If your partner has insomnia this can also keep you awake.
Without enough sleep, your body does not get the rest it needs to function properly the following day. You’ll be sluggish and less motivated to the exercise you need each day.
You can work on sleep problems together by getting your partner help for snoring or insomnia, and if all else fails, you can sleep in separate beds.
While in a relationship, you are more likely to have general and social anxiety due to conflicts with your partner.
Anxious episodes can put you at risk for developing other anxiety issues, like panic attacks and agoraphobia. You are also at a greater risk for becoming depressed. Anxiety and depression often go together.
To help reduce your risk of developing anxiety disorders, you and your partner should discuss problems as they come along and not ignore them. Being able to discuss your feelings and work on a compromise to the situation can help ease anxiety.
Increase Alcohol Use
Studies show that in relationships if one partner drinks, the other is likely to consume alcoholic drinks, too. This isn’t a problem unless you partner is a heavy drinker and this influences the amount you consume. Problems within the relationship can also lead you to drink more.
Heavy drinkers are at a greater risk of heart disease, cancer and cirrhosis of the liver.
If your partner is a heavy drinker, consider working with him to get him to cut down, and you do the same. It’s what’s best for the both of you. You can also work on relationship problems with open and honest communication instead of drowning your feelings in alcohol.
Relationships can be good, or they can be toxic. It’s up to you and your partner to work out differences and motivate each other to make healthy choices.