Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: The 10 best yoga poses for men > Health-in-Motion 26 September 2017 "Interpersonal Synchronisation” People who love each other can have a real and beneficial physical and health impact on one another simply by touching. Research conducted on 22 couples indicates that when an empathetic partner holds their lover's hand, any pain experienced by the partner diminishes while the couple’s breathing and heart rates become synchronised. Describing this so-called "interpersonal synchronisation” effect, lead author of the study, Pavel Goldstein, says that "the more empathic the partner and the stronger the analgesic effect, the higher the synchronisation between the two when they are touching". 0 More: Daily Dose: The 10 best yoga poses for menHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle ‘I’m a disabled man, and here’s what you’re getting wrong about Stephen Hawking’s death’ Medical How your eyes can reveal a brain tumour Lifestyle 7 shocking things your first period can tell you about your health Lifestyle Should you squat on a public toilet to avoid germs? Fitness 5 new rules of super strength Fitness The 10 best yoga poses for men From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.