Healthy relationships

first_imgBy Ted FutrisUniversity of GeorgiaResearch shows that individuals in healthy marriages are physically healthier and live longer. They get sick less, are hospitalized less and experience shorter hospital stays. They have lower rates of heart failure, cancer and other diseases, too.Taking care of yourself can have positive effects on your relationship. How couples relate with one another is influenced by many things, including personal histories, experiences and personality traits. There are things you can do to maintain personal and marital health. Keep a positive outlook. It may be easier said than done. In general, happier people feel better and maintain more positive relationships. When you have a negative experience, remain optimistic and reframe that experience in a more positive light. Individuals have control over their emotions, when they have them and how they experience and express those emotions. Regulating negative emotions using various self-soothing strategies, like taking a break or using humor when appropriate, is critical for long-term relationship success. Physical wellness equals emotional wellness. Taking care of your body will make you feel better and influence how you relate with your partner. Eating well and together as a family and getting enough rest helps couples interact in more positive ways. Think back to the last time you were hungry or full or the last time you were extremely tired. How patient were you with your partner or with others? How well did you interact? Feeling nourished and rested helps you focus on conversations and express your views in more positive ways. Avoid bringing up important topics to discuss right before bed, get your rest first and talk about it the next day. Work out together. Physical activity promotes health and lowers the risk for many types of diseases. It also benefits mental health and relationships. If you don’t do it already, consider finding ways to add physical activity to your life. Take walks with your spouse or play tennis. The support you provide each other to exercise increases the chances that you will continue to exercise. Also, sharing this experience gives you time to connect with each other. The companionship you develop through joint activities will positively influence your satisfaction in your relationship.The bottom line: Take care of yourself and your spouse and you will not only have a healthy marriage, but you will live a healthier life. Ted Futris is a family life specialist with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.last_img read more

Tension as Ighalo set to quit Man Utd for Shanghai

first_imgAccording to Sky Sports News report, the Red Devils are keen to extend the Nigerian star’s loan period until whenever the Premier League season ends amid uncertainty due to the Coronavirus pandemic.But latest reports suggest that Shanghai aren’t willing to agree to this, with the Chinese Super League club only willing to part ways with Ighalo on a permanent basis, with the ace valued at more than £20m.The BBC recently reported that the 30-year-old wants to stay with the Red Devils, however it may be quite problematic for the Nigerian forward loan deal to be extended.It’s clear that Ighalo is hoping to stay at his boyhood club with Sky Sports reporting in March that the ace rejected a two-year contract extension with Shanghai that was worth £400,000-a-week.Ighalo has been excellent since joining as perhaps the most surprising transfer of the January transfer window.The ace has helped ease the impact of Marcus Rashford being injured by bagging four goals and an assist from just three starts.In total, Ighalo has made eight appearances for the Red Devils, he’s also shown his talents and the necessary different dimension he brings to Man United’s attack with his outings off the bench.Sky Sports report that loan deals – like usual contracts, expire on June 30, if the Premier League resumes this summer, this would reportedly leave 163 top-flight players in limbo. Loading… Manchester United may face a battle to keep hold of Nigeria’s loanee Odion Ighalo as Shanghai Shenhua expect the forward  to return for the start of the new Chinese season in July.Advertisement Read Also: Newcastle set to pounce on Ighalo if Man Utd fail to finalise dealIghalo’s situation is quite unique, we can’t really disagree with Shanghai’s stance on the star, unfortunately the pandemic has effectively left the star in the middle of both clubs.United understandably want to keep hold of Ighalo until whenever the Premier League season ends – if it does, and Shanghai want their marquee signing back for the start of their new campaign in July.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarWhich Celebrity Endorsement Deals Were Worth The Most?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be Enemies2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearlast_img read more