Healthy Relationships = Healthy Life

With Valentine’s Day in February, love is in the air, but did you know that love affects more than just emotions? It can influence your health, too. Here’s

Healthier Immune System

Being in a relationship brings additional feelings of worth and appreciation, and when couples can work through disagreements together, the body notices!
Couples that find a positive resolution to conflict have higher functioning immune systems than those who don’t.

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Stronger Commitment to Exercise

Did you know that as many as half of the gym goers that go at it alone quit their workout routine within the first year? Conversely, couples that work out
together work out more frequently, for longer, and they train harder than the average individual.

Healthier Skin

High cortisol levels due to stress can lead to acne, but feelings of affection are believed to lower cortisol levels, thus improving the skin’s health.

Stronger Hearts

Stress is tough on the old ticker, but it’s hard to avoid amidst the daily grind. Relationships, however, are shown to help people develop less stressful,
more well-balanced lives. Studies show that couples who are in happy relationships are less prone to heart attacks.

About The Author

Stuart H. Agren, M.D.

Stuart H. Agren, M.D. completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Utah and went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1974. He completed additional training at L.D.S. Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah and then established his private medical practice starting in 1975. Dr. Agren completed a mini-residency in Industrial Medicine at the Robert Johnson School of Medicine at Rutgers University and also completed training to become a certified Medical Review Officer.

Dr. Agren was the Medical Director at TRW and McDonnell Douglas in Mesa, Arizona and at Stauffer Chemical and Kennecott Copper in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University.

In his private medical practice, Dr. Agren specialized in family practice and allergy. In his work as a private practice allergist, he was one of the first doctors in the country to prescribe sublingual immunotherapy to his patients as an alternative to subcutaneous immunotherapy (allergy shots). He has also been a trailblazer in the field of food allergy treatment and research, developing a program to treat multiple food allergies simultaneously using sublingual immunotherapy. Dr. Agren has been featured on local CBS, NBC, and ABC news affiliates and won the peer-nominated “Top Doc” award from Phoenix Magazine.

After 20 years in private practice, Dr. Agren became the Founder and President of AllergyEasy, which helps primary care physicians around the country offer allergy testing and sublingual immunotherapy treatment to their patients. Over 200 physicians in over 32 states use the AllergyEasy program to help their patients overcome environmental and food allergies and asthma.