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How Spending Time with Family During Labor Day Affects Your Health

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The three-day weekend brought on by Labor Day is often filled with friends and family, celebrating the short break with a gathering or barbecue.

Spending time with your loved ones on holidays like Labor Day is not only is enjoyable, but can improve the state of your health.

Strengthening Your Bond As a Family Can Improve Your Overall Well-Being

Making time to spend with your family has been shown in numerous studies to make you feel happier and healthier. It is especially important for children, as it can help improve their grades in school and decrease the likelihood that they will engage in drug use.

Spending time with your family on holidays strengthens the bond that you have together and allows you to become more close-knit.

When you elect to spend time with your family this Labor Day, you are choosing to create a positive impact on not only your mental and physical health, but theirs as well.

Spending Time with Your Sister Can Make You Happier

A study of 571 people presented at a British Psychological Society meeting showed that those who spent time with their sisters were more likely to be happy, reported BBC News.

Individuals with sisters were found to have better communication amongst the family and were more likely to be balanced, according to the study.

Encourage sibling bonding time this Labor Day weekend to create a happy and open family gathering.

Your Health Reflects the Health of Who You Spend Time with

Have you ever noticed that your health and lifestyle choices often reflect those that you spend the most time with?

According to a global survey done by The Edelman Health Barometer in 2011, 46 percent of people cite their friends and family as having an impact on the state of their health, reported Huffington Post.

In the interview of 15,000 people, 36 percent of people stated that family and friends were the biggest influence when it came to their health.

31 percent of people surveyed stated that they want to distance themselves from loved ones who make negative health choices due to the impact it has on their personal health.

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