It's not like we needed an excuse to head away for the weekend with the gals but hey, we'll take it anyway.
According to a new report from Southern Living, spending time away with your girflriends can improve your mental, and physical health.
The study found that those friendships help increase our bodies’ production of oxytocin, the feel-good hormone associated with social bonding as well as reducing the risk of heart desease and can even help us tolerate pain.
After conducting a similar study, Harvard researchers also found that strong relationships can be beneficial to your health.
Social connections like these not only give us pleasure, they also influence our long-term health in ways every bit as powerful as adequate sleep, a good diet and not smoking,
Dozens of studies have shown that people who have satisfying relationships with family, friends, and their community are happier, have fewer health problems and live longer.
Looks like we need to book a weekend away ASAP!