'WEE' Time: Healthy Relationship Facts

In our Post “MEE Time”–time taken to “center ourselves” and draw a deep breath, can be bigger than we realize. We would love for SEI MEE TEA to be a part of your stress management as well as providing high nutritional values.

Another vital component of health and well-being is healthy relationships. Although it is not a new concept, the research and evidence are worth mentioning:

1) A review of 148 studies involving over 300,000 participants found that people with strong social relationships are 50% less likely to die prematurely.

2) People with social support and strong relationships feel healthier, and show a faster recovery from stressful tasks and stronger immune system even against the common cold.

3) A survey by the National Bureau of Economic Research of 5,000 people found that doubling your group of friends has the same effect on your well-being as a 50% increase in income.

4) Committing to a life partner can add 3 years to life expectancy. Researchers have found that a loving, long term, committed relationship benefits life expectancies for men and women, but men gain even more benefit from the relationship.

Take some time over a cup of SEI MEE TEA to share love and laughter. Wishing you a blissful time!

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Referrals:
“Holt-Lunstad J, Smith TB, Layton JB (2010) Social Relationships and Mortality Risk: A Meta-analytic Review” Carol Brayne, University of Cambridge, UK

“Social support linked health satisfaction worldwide” Santosh Kumar, Ph.D., of the University of Washington and Lisa Berkman, Ph.D., of Harvard University, gallup.com

“Sociability and susceptibility to the common cold” Cohen, S., Doyle, W.J., Turner, R., Alper, C.M., Skoner, D.P.

“Comparing the happiness effects of real and on-line friends” Helliwell, J.F., Huang, H. National Bureau of Economic Research