Stress is hard on the body in a variety of ways: for example, the psychological stress may cause the blood pressure, promote immune dampen response and duration of Obesity. Scientists look for therefore longer to factors that mitigate the physical response to stress and thus negative health consequences, contrary to can.
As an effective means of has also seen the emergence of social support. Studies show, for example, that touches assets is reduced by the Partner Stress. And even the mere presence of a beloved Person can weaken the stress response of the body apparently. However, this also works if the Partner is only in our thoughts present?
Exactly this have now examined the Kyle Bourassa of the University of Arizona in Tucson and his colleagues. For their study, they recruited 102 College students with an average age of 19 years, who were all in a happy love relationship, and is exposed to a stressful Situation: The participants should keep their feet in three to four degrees Celsius cold water.
Not all of the subjects were, however, the same emotional and moral support: A third of them had the luck that the partners sat quietly with them in the room. A second group was allowed to think about the beloved Person only, and a third was says the. The subjects from this control group should be thinking during the task, instead, about how your day had been.
The Same Effect
Which participants would respond to the least stressed out on the cold water? This, the researchers tested by the heart rate and the blood pressure of the subjects before, during, and after the Experiment measurements. The result: those Who had been his Partner, showed significantly lower stress responses than participants from the control group, especially in terms of blood pressure.
Surprisingly but to the Same effect, the Team observed in the subjects, the thought of your Partner only. They responded accordingly, with a significantly lower blood pressure increase. The effect was just as strong as in the case of a physical presence of the beloved Person, how the Team reported.
Health Factor Relationship
This results in taxes now, a further explanation to the question why in a romantic relationship living, people are often healthier than Singles, and in particular, lone person. "In a way, a love relationship promotes health, is, apparently, its effect on Stress. You people better with stressful situations, coping, and leads to lower cardiovascular Reaktionen", Bourassa says.
"In this case, the Thinking of the partners seems to be an equally strong source of support how to haben" these people actually;, he supplemented. Further studies should reveal whether the observed effect is also used in people of other age classes. (Psychophysiology, 2019; doi: 10.&/psyp.13324)
Source: University of Arizona
This article was written by Daniela Albat