We all live with a certain amount of stress in our lives, and in so many cases it's hard to eradicate, especially when the most common stress factors for Americans are money, work, political climate, violence, crime and relationships – BIG things. As the list goes on, we have some great news: When you think of the person closest to you, you may need to do something to relieve stress.
A New Study Led by University of Arizona Psychologists and Published in the Journal Psychophysiology found that simply lowering your blood pressure was just as effective as thinking about your partner physical presence of your partner. We can not always be with our partners when we need them most. So if only the thought of helping them to reduce the current tensions, we are happy.
Participants in the study were all engaged in relationships and were asked to dip their feet in 3 inches of cold water. For some of them, the partner sat in the room while others were asked to think about their partner or to think about their day. The people who had or thought of their partner in the same room had a lower response to blood pressure compared to those who had just started their day.
Although this study indicates that research in the past has brought both thought and togetherness to your partner with reduced stress "it seems that thinking of your partner as a source of support can be just as powerful, as if he is actually present, "said study lead author, psychology doctor Kyle Bourassa, in a statement.
This discovery supports extensive research that suggests healthy relationships that are essential to our physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and social health. If you want to include this stress-reducing tactic in your toolbox, learn how to get started: