Study Shows the More You Hang out with Your Mom, the Longer She’ll Live

The importance of keeping family first is an attitude of many people.

Today’s stressful situation can easily lead to breaking up the contact with the people who helped create your family – your grandparents and your parents. For that reason, having a good relationship and being present in each other’s life is a way of living that improves the mental and physical health of everyone involved.

Why Spending Quality Time with Your Parents is so important?

According to researches, many causes of the death and disability are not only biological but they can also originate from psychological factors such as loneliness. It does not necessarily mean that you live alone, but also if you lack meaningful connection with people that you love and care about.

The recent study shows that feeling isolated and lacking companionship can make it difficult to perform everyday tasks and may even decrease mobility. This study involved participants who were 60 years old and older and they felt lonely.

In addition, the researchers at the University of California, in the study conducted on 1600 participants, found that the effects of loneliness could have a significant impact on life expectancy, even more than other aspects of health.

Bonus – Sending Time With Your Mom Is Good For You Too!

According to the studies performed with 5th and 6th graders, the children who had a secure relationship with their mother were more accepted by their friends, were more responsive and less critical in conversation. They also felt less lonely than children who had an insecure relationship with their mother.

It is realistic to have even some critical periods in a relationship with your parents, however, having positive interactions and good moments is very important. All researches reported that a negative experience can lead to a stressful encounter, irritation and stressful thoughts.

A pleasant experience of the individuals can be as simple as having an enjoyable interaction or sharing a laugh.

 

See Sources:

https://theheartysoul.com/grandchild-grandparent-relationship/?utm_source=THS&utm_content=47232-H9Z3

https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/2015/12/13/close-grandparent-grandchild-relationships-have-healthy-benefits/kxL8AnugpVBKknDuzHZDKO/story.html

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-08/asa-sgg080613.php

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4807606/

http://psycnet.apa.org/record/1996-01760-009

https://academic.oup.com/gerontologist/article/56/3/408/2605571

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