April Braswell

With the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton and the entire buzz that surrounded this momentous occasion, it’s no wonder that there’s a tangible feel that “love is in the air” and it seems that more people are now looking for their prince/princess. In a recent article, Dating and Relationship Expert April Braswell summed it up perfectly when she wrote that, “When any couple is deeply in love and wedding their true love Soul Mate, then every bride is a princess and her groom her prince.

Now I’m no dating or relationship expert so I tend to look and think of things in very unique and different ways. One thing I noticed were pictures and videos of the “happy couple” looking, well, not so happy, but I am guessing if I were about to get married in front of the world, I’d be looking pretty stressed out, too. However, seeing the pictures and videos of the “now married” couple, maybe it’s just me, but they looked more vibrant.

That’s Not Unique OR Different … but …

Being single and health conscious, this prompted me to ask the question, “Are there any real health benefits to being in a relationship?”

Plenty of research indicates that marriage and strong relationships have a direct correlation to positive health benefits; for example the U.S. Department of Health and Human services list increased physical and emotional health benefits for a married couple, as well as a decrease in the abuse of alcohol and drugs.

Julianne Holt-Lunstad, an associate professor of psychology at Brigham Young University states that, “Our relationships help us cope with stress, so if we have someone we can turn to for emotional support or advice, that can buffer the negative effects of stress.”

Hugs and Kisses … XOXOAll You Need Is Love

Besides the commonly known facts about the health benefits associated with kissing (lowering blood pressure and reducing stress) the saliva produced during a passionate kiss contains phosphorus and calcium helping to prevent the formation of cavities. The saliva also helps in washing bacteria and germs from the mouth and may help prevent gingivitis.

There are many advantages of a hug, linking such benefits as reduced heart rate, lowering the blood pressure and a general increase in mood. Hugging also stimulates the release of oxytocin or the bonding hormone in the body.

The Need For Each Other … is it urgent?

Dr. Joseph Hullet states, “Human beings are social animals who have biological drives that make them want to find relationships. When they can’t find those unions, they’re punished with stress.” And the research is clear that the lonelier a person is the more likely they are to develop depression, with the loneliest twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.

To be fair, Dr. Elaine Aron answered the question, “Are there points when being together becomes too stressful that there becomes a health risk to staying together? Her response was, of course, “Definitely. There is considerable research on that.”

Some singles don’t even know what a warm, loving, strong relationship is anymore with the high divorce rate, people just don’t know as many long-lasting marriage relationship examples personally.   In fact, many singles, in the face of a rollercoaster of bad relationships in their past, have simply given up on finding that “perfect someone.” However, Braswell says, “If you really want a relationship, everyone really can find love. Don’t look for a perfect mate. Look for someone who is perfect… for you. Keep an open heart and love will find you.

So while a relationship may not necessarily add years to your life, they can definitely add life to your years.  Here’s to finding your Prince/Princess!


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14 Responses to Prince William & Kate Middleton, Here’s To Your Health!

  1. Thank you for quoting my articles in conjunction with helping singles to build healthy long lasting love relationships. We all need hugs and kisses!

    Happy Dating and Relationships,

    April Braswell
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  2. Brilliant advoce for staying healthy. I have to admit I did not know the benefits of kissing.
    Scott Sylvan Bell
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  3. John Moulder says:

    Nicely linked article . Kissing , cuddling and human touch works wonders.

  4. Steve C says:

    Makes me happy to be in a loving and wonderful relationship.

    Steve C

  5. Clare Delaney says:

    An excellent excuse (if one were needed) to hug and kiss more!

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  6. Sonya Lenzo says:

    What a great article. I definately have to work more kissing into my life…
    Sonya Lenzo

  7. Relationships…they sure can make a difference in emotional health…one way or the other…

  8. Really good article, Neil!
    I didnt know the benefits of kissing either, so excuse me while I go help a beautiful woman prevent cavities :)

    I think in the book “The Millionaire Next Door” they also cite some presearch about the improved health benfits of being married or in a long term relationship.

    Good stuff!


  9. Kevin Bettencourt says:

    We all need someone we can lean on.

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  10. Peggy Larson says:

    My daughters love this news about kissing helping to prevent cavities. Their father is not too happy to hear it though. They laughed and said, “gee, maybe that’s why we haven’t had any cavities in a long time.” Dad did not laugh. I did though.


  11. The health benefits of kissing, doggie digestive enzymes and quotes from a Dating and Relationship Expert, younever know what’s next. Keep it up.

    Dewayne Chriswell

  12. I love that quote from April Bradswell: You don’t have a perfet mate, just the perfect…for you!

  13. Bryan says:

    Relationships can be the savior or the death of someone…

    Sales Expert

  14. When my first child was born 5 weeks early and in the NICU, the nurses took her out of the incubator for “kangaroo care” meaning they put my 4lb daughter right under my neck, on my chest, and let her snuggle in. There’s nothing is the world like human touch. I believe that bond let her thrive and so did they or they wouldn’t have done it.

    Jen B
    Larchmont Hypnotist

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