Ladies: Celebrate Galentine’s Day To Improve Your Health!

Galentine’s Day is fast approaching. Nope, not Valentine’s Day…Galentine’s Day.

Whether you’re in a relationship or having a Hot Girl Winter, Galentine’s Day is the perfect take on the love holiday, and it could be argued that it makes us a bit healthier as well.

“There is a significant body of research that connects companionship and quality relationships with better health,” says Dr. Lubna Piracha, a cardiologist at Advocate Heart Institute at South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, IL in an interview with the “Meaningful friendships can reduce stress and prevent loneliness, for instance. February is full of romance, but clearly, love between friends shouldn’t be discounted.”

Here a few reasons why we think you need to get loose and hang with your girls this Valentine’s weekend.

1. It Can Help Soothe Heart-Hurting Loneliness

According to a study from 1979, researchers concluded that social-connectedness significantly