Did You Know How You Argue Dictates Your Sickness

Latest research suggests that the way we argue with our romantic partners can determine what kind of ailment we suffer from. Marital spats are common but the way each person confronts the other during an argument has a connection to what disease he or she suffers from.

New research from UC Berkeley and Northwestern University based on how couples behave when they fight predict cardiovascular problems during later life.

If you’re one of those prone to outbursts then watch your blood pressure. And if you “stonewall”, then watch out for stiff back and other musculoskeletal problems. Both venting and withdrawing have an effect on your body. The study published in the journal Emotion is based on 20 years of data. Claudia Vasse, the lead researcher said “Conflict happens in every marriage, but people deal with it in different ways. Some of us explode with anger; some of us shut down……Our study shows that these different emotional behaviors can predict the development of different health problems in the long run.”

The best thing to do, health -wise, when you’re heading for a fight is to count to ten or twenty or hundred and walk away. And sort out your differences when you’re both cool and calm.

Source: Youtube / UC Berkeley

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