Some astounding new research shows that parenting may actually reduce your blood pressure. According to the study, "All other things...
Some astounding new research shows that parenting may actually reduce your blood pressure. According to the study, "All other things being equal, the average systolic blood pressure - the top number in a reading - was 4.5 points lower for parents than non-parents." Women showed more significant differences; i.e. mamas had lower blood pressure than non-mamas but dads, while they did have lower blood pressure than non-dads, the point difference was not as significant as it was for mamas vs. non-mamas. Dr Julianne Holt-Lunstad, study head at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, said, "While caring for children may include daily hassles, deriving a sense of meaning and purpose from life's stress has been shown to be associated with better health outcomes."
If you think this study is whack and you need help keeping your blood pressure down as you go about your parenting day, try some basic relaxation techniques.

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