How Arguing Can Be Good For Health!

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How Arguing Can Be Good For Health!

Hello All!!!

Surprised by the heading of this post? Can arguments really be good for health? Yes, says science!

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The logic behind is pretty simple and it applies to everyone in our lives- our superiors at work, colleagues, family members and also children. If we take steps to avoid confrontation with people, we might be getting our health into trouble; avoiding a heated situation would be more damaging than actually going through an argument.

It may sound counter-intuitive but the truth is that it makes a lot of sense. It has been found that when you avoid arguments, you increase the levels of cortisol in the body. Corstisol is a hormone that results in stress, an increase in blood sugar, a suppressed immune system, decrease in bone formation etc. Arguing can keep all this under control.

Have the look at the psychology and physiology behind arguing. Something that we do on a daily basis 😛

What does data say?

Studies show that married couples who tend to avoid facing each other have a shorter life span than those couples who allow themselves to take up the arguments head on! Now, it is a known fact that husbands and wives do argue, some do that all day long. It is interesting to know that this is actually helping them in the long run.

How arguing can ge good for healthIn one study 1,842 adults with ages between 33 and 84 were asked every day for a period of 8 days whether they had an argument or they had avoided an argument. It was found that those who avoided arguments experienced a lot of negative physical symptoms the next day and the symptoms were aches, pains, nausea and negative emotions. The ones who argues saw less fluctuations of cortisol and were fitter than those who avoided an argument.

Arguing- The right and wrong way

At this juncture, you should know that there is a right way to argue and also a wrong way. Also, it is not worth to go on with every little argument.

You should be aware of the fact that there is a difference between fighting and arguing. Arguing might get you close enough but fighting does just the opposite. Right through your school life you have done a lot of arguing in every essay you wrote or every debate you participated in.

Throughout our lives we have been encouraged to take part in healthy arguments when we have complete control over ourselves and have a purpose in mind to explore the views that are different from what we think. Arguing with someone you care for is a great way of knowing what they are thinking about. It is a wonderful way of getting to know people better and broadening horizons.

While in a heated argument, you may get tempted to interrupt the other person, raise your voice or start attacking the person. This is definitely not how an argument should be. Such behaviour only escalates your argument into the war territory and this is not healthy for anyone. Arguing is about listening to the other person’s point of view too.

For a healthy relationship, you should argue but use this magic wand sparingly and most important, wisely!

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