Healthy Relationships for a Healthy Life
We all desire to make the people we love feel great, and the best way to do that is to treat them the same way we want to be treated— and it usually comes back!
So, this Valentine’s Day, as we recognize the importance of proper hydration and how it plays a role in a healthy lifestyle, we at Gululu would like to identify and discuss the traits that make up a healthy relationship. We are devoted to your being as happy and healthy as you can be!
Love Is Healthy!
We all know how wonderful it feels to spend time with people we love. Feeling good is one of the benefits of being healthy, and as it turns out, feeling good is more important to our health than we ever knew!
The data collected from a Harvard study of over 80 years have found that good health and longevity are not based so much on eating or exercise; health and longevity are more affected by the quality of our relationships.
“The surprising finding is that our relationships and how happy we are in our relationships has a powerful influence on our health,” says Robert Waldinger, director of the study, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, “The people who were the most satisfied in their relationships at age 50 were the healthiest at age 80.”
Well, that makes sense! No wonder we love being around people whom we adore—they’re helping us to live longer and healthier lives!
Identifying Healthy Relationships
The easiest way to know you have a healthy relationship is, being with that person makes you feel good—which is pretty easy to identify! Let’s look at some of the aspects that define healthy relationships.
Aspects & Benefits of Healthy Relationships
Respect, honesty, trust, sympathy, kindness, commitment, communication— these traits play a big part in healthy relationships.
Learn to value what is important to each other, even if what you appreciate is different.
Be open, and ask each other this question: What makes our relationship special? Happiness promotes a healthy lifestyle, helps to combat stress, boosts your immune system, protects your heart and can reduce pain—it may even increase your life expectancy!
Fun Activities for Healthy Relationships
Gululu wants to celebrate your healthy relationships!
Here are some charmed activities you can do with people you cherish this Valentine’s Day!
How well do you really know each other?
Here’s a great link to, “100 Get-To-Know-You Questions.”
Print them out for fun, https://www.signupgenius.com/groups/getting-to-know-you-questions.cfm
answer the questions, then see how much you really know about each other!
Blindfold Obstacle Course!
Scatter furniture in a room, so it becomes an obstacle course. Stand on opposite sides of the room. The non-blindfolded person gives instructions as the blindfolded person tries to walk across the room without bumping into objects. Take turns having fun and building trust!
Stand a few feet from each other, with one person standing upright with feet together and back to their partner. With hands across their chest and resting on the shoulders, the faller proceeds to drop back, leaving their partner- hands extended- to catch them. Wow! This one could literally make or break your relationship!
Treat Your Body Like Your Best Friend
Love and treat your body the same as you would a good friend; that means loving yourself and doing healthy things for it. Now is the perfect time to get a Gululu water bottle for your cherished kid, not only to show your love, but more importantly, to start them on a healthy path of loving themselves, and loving being healthy! Who knew it could be so much fun! Gululu helps your child develop a fun, healthy relationship with drinking water, and with their friends. Embrace health!
Wishing you lifelong love, happiness, and health in all your relationships,
Happy Valentine’s Day!
From all of us, at Gululu.