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playing nice is good for your health...

there is lots of research on the benefits of playing nice – it can get bogged down in jargon, here’s some articles that get to the point, just click on the links for more info...

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human rights

the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) Declaration of Sexual Rights 2014

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sexual rights

Australian Government on the benefits of love and sex...

sex is good for your heart

a hug keeps tension away

sex can be a stress buster

sex might help fend off illness

loving support reduces risk of angina and ulcer

...for an expanded read on the benefits of sexual expression check out the Planned Parenthood Federation of America's White Paper on the Benefits of Sexual Expression

‍‍‍Harvard Medical School on the health benefits of strong relationships

Scientists are investigating the biological and behavioral factors that account for the health benefits of connecting with others. For example, they've found that it helps relieve harmful levels of stress, which can adversely affect coronary arteries, gut function, insulin regulation, and the immune system‍‍‍. Another line of research suggests that caring behaviors trigger the release of stress-reducing hormones

deep and meaningful, this way...

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by playing nice these baboons have changed a culture of dominance and viole‍‍‍nce into one of belonging, care and compassion in one generation and they're thriving - can we step up ?

Why hierarchy creates a destructive force within the human psyche

anyway you look at it - it’s nice to be nice

our health is not just eat, sleep and exercise. our relationships with the world around us and our ability to access resources within the community all play a ma‍‍‍jor part in our overall health. check out the Canadian facts - very similar to the Australian facts, this is playing nice at a community level

if you want to go really deep (& back to people)

check out telomeres - how playing nice

is good for you at a genetic level

Telomeres, Telomerase, and Stress: Biological Aging

Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts