Think­ing About You

Health & Nutrition - - HAPPY COUPLE -

Think­ing about your ro­man­tic part­ner when faced with a stress­ful sit­u­a­tion may help keep your blood pres­sure un­der con­trol just as ef­fec­tively as ac­tu­ally hav­ing the sig­nif­i­cant other present with you, a study claims. The find­ings may help ex­plain, in part, why high-qual­ity ro­man­tic re­la­tion­ships are con­sis­tently as­so­ci­ated with pos­i­tive health out­comes in the sci­en­tific lit­er­a­ture. This sug­gests that one way be­ing in a ro­man­tic re­la­tion­ship might sup­port peo­ple’s health is through al­low­ing peo­ple to bet­ter cope with stress.

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