Thursday, September 6, 2012

Spending time with your Girlfriends

I read an interesting article this morning about sharing your time with your girlfriends. I totally  believe that we all need time for ourselves as well as having fun, laugh, and talk with our dearest friends. This article is worth reading :)), hope you enjoy it. 

Have a wonderful day!!!

The Relationship between Body and Soul, Stress and Physical Discomfort

The speaker (head of psychiatry at Stanford) said, among other things, that one of the best things that a man could do for his health is to be married to a woman whereas for a woman, one of the best things she could do for her health was to nurture her relationships with her girlfriends.
At first everyone laughed, but he was serious. Women connect with each other differently and provide support systems that help each other to deal with stress and difficult life experiences.

Physically, this quality time with girlfriends helps to create more serotonin - a neurotransmitter that helps combat depression and can create a general feeling of well-being {it’s the feel good hormone}. You know that amazing feeling you have after a great sweat session? You can partially thank serotonin for that too!


In general, women tend to share feelings whereas men often form relationships around activities. We share from our souls with our sisters/mothers and evidently that is very GOOD for our health.
He said that spending time with a friend is just as important to our general health as going for a run or working out at the gym. There's a tendency to think that when we are exercising we are doing something good for our bodies, but when we are hanging out with friends, we are wasting our time and should be more productively engaged—not true.

In fact, he said that failure to create and maintain quality personal relationships with other humans is as dangerous to our physical health as smoking! So every time you hang out with a girlfriend, just pat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself for doing something good for your health!

Let’s toast to our friendship with our girlfriends. Evidently it's very good for our health.

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