Health benefits of spending time with your family: CPA Alberta Family Day returns

Health benefits of spending time with your family: CPA Alberta Family Day returns

With hectic schedules and growing responsibilities at the office and home, it can be difficult to find the time to spend with family members. However, studies have shown having quality time with loved ones has a multitude of health benefits for you and your family. According to 5 Reasons To Spend Time With Your Family, these benefits include:

1. Longer life
Building and maintaining good relationships can help you live longer. A review of 48 studies involving more than 300,000 people, discovered those with the strongest social relationships are 50 percent more likely to live a longer life compared with others who are the least socially integrated.

2. Healthier lifestyle
Surveys suggest the people you spend time with have a positive influence on your lifestyle. In one poll, 36 percent of respondents said having close ties to family and friends helps them to eat healthier. Almost half of respondents said their loved ones make a difference when it comes to having a healthy lifestyle.

3. Less stress
Experts say, talking with a close relative could help reduce your stress levels. Discussing concerns and issues with someone you have a close relationship with can help you feel more at ease.

4. Less isolation
Socializing with family members on a regular basis benefits your mental health and helps you avoid feelings of loneliness, say researchers.

5. More confident kids
Spending time with your family isn’t just good for you, it’s good for children too. Research shows children benefit from higher self-esteem and social confidence when they spend time with their parents.

You can start taking advantage of these health benefits today by participating in upcoming CPA Alberta Family Days, while also having the chance to network with CPA colleagues and learn more about CPA Assist. Back this October and November, CPAs are invited to bring their families for an afternoon of interactive fun! Attendees can enjoy a delicious lunch and network with CPA colleagues and their families, and take the opportunity to meet one-on-one with CPA Assist staff and learn how the CPA Assist program can support you and your loved ones.

Join CPA Alberta for lunch and an afternoon of fun and excitement. Activities include an on-site magician, balloon animals, ball pit bounce house, inflatable obstacle courses, air hockey, basketball, and face painting!

Red Deer
Saturday, October 26
Red Deer Collicutt Centre
Field House
3031 30 Avenue
T4R 2Z7
Register
Lethbridge
Saturday, November 9
Lethbridge Exhibition Park
West Pavilion
3401 Parkside Dr S
T1J 4R3
Register
Grande Prairie
Saturday, November 23
Revolution Place
Bowes Family Centre
10017 99 Ave
T8V 0R7
Register

Original article can be accessed at caba.org.

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