Guess we'll have to go on a holiday, in the name of science...
According to research from Harvard Medical School, mother-daughter trips taken once a year can make us live longer, so we'll just be packing our bags now.
The study, published in 2019 details that holidays taken with people you have strong connections with, including mothers, can aid in improving general health and wellbeing.
The research found that these holidays relieve stress levels, improve immune responses and decrease the chance of heart disease.
Scientists further detailed that a healthy mother-daughter trip has long-term health benefits that are similar to getting a good night's sleep, having a healthy diet and being a non-smoker.
Essentially, these trips may even help you live longer.
The research also cites another study which "examined data from more than 309,000 people, discovering that a lack of strong relationships increased the risk of premature death from all causes by 50 per cent — an effect on mortality risk roughly comparable to smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day, and greater than obesity and physical inactivity."
So, grab your loved-one and get planning!
You have a very important holiday to go on once isolation is over!
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