Monday, July 8, 2013

How A Bad Relationship Affects Your Health

We've all been in that toxic relationship before. Remember how pulled down you felt? It didn't matter if there was a recent argument or not, it was all just negative energy and tears. Did you know that negative relationships can affect your health and actually keep you from reaching your fitness goals? Put on your listening ears because I have a few things to clue you in on if you didn't know them already. I'm going to explain how a bad relationship affects your health.

Eating Too Much

So many people turn to food for comfort, but these comfort foods are often out of stock when there is an argument between you and a significant other. It's called stress eating and it's a terrible thing to do when you're looking to start your fitness journey. You don't care what you eat at these times and the nearest thing you grab, despite the calories and you'll sit their until the other person goes away or you're done with the whole container.


This is the very opposite of eating too much. Let's say you're getting a lecture from your significant other and you hear nothing but negative things being said about you. Instead of reaching for comfort food you get sick to your stomach and you can't seem to keep anything down. It doesn't matter if you haven't eaten all day because you're so upset you aren't even keeping track of the time.

You go to bed, cry yourself to sleep and there goes another 8 hours of not eating. When you wake up the next morning you realize you didn't eat or drink anything at all in the last 24 hours!


It happens, unfortunately, but sometimes when you're doing your fitness session your significant other starts laughing at you and making fun of you until the point that you become too embarrassed to do your fitness sessions. Most people don't take into account that they can still do their routines when they are alone because they're too focused on the heartbreak.

None of these things are good for your health and it goes farther than just affecting your fitness sessions. This can also cause bad habits such as smoking and use of recreational drugs such as crack and heroin. This isn't something to take lightly. If you're in a relationship that is causing you both physical and mental harm, you need to seek help and get out of that situation as fast as possible.

Remember, abuse is not love. It's time to care for yourself.

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