This Autumn, Spicers Retreats is giving away six luxury romance packages in the name of good health. To celebrate this special giveaway, Spicers has teamed up with Elly Klein, relationship expert and author of the hilarious book, Men are Like a Box of Chocolates. Elly has put together a list of why being in love is so good for your health (and why you should find the time to kindle that romance flame!):

Look Younger: Elly says, ‘Being in love can make you look more youthful. When you’re a little flushed and can’t wipe the grin off your face, it takes years off. Better than Botox!’

Stay Healthy: ‘Simply being in love is like a health retreat for your soul’, says Elly. ‘A relationship where both parties feel safe, supported, listened to and cared for can improve your overall wellbeing and even fight diseases, as some studies have shown.’ That’s why it’s so important to invest in quality time together.

Achieve More: ‘You know how fired up you feel after listening to a motivational speaker?’ asks Elly. ‘Well, a good relationship should make you feel equally as confident to take on the world. Who knows what you might achieve with a wonderful partner in your corner.’ Yes! Reach for the stars.

Live Longer: Elly says, ‘Studies have shown that people in happy long-term relationships or marriages enjoy greater longevity. So, if you want to live to 100 and receive a letter from the Queen (like my grandfather did), ditch the kale in favour of kisses, cuddles, conversations and laughter.’

To enter Spicers’ ‘Make Room for Love’ competition, simply follow this link: competitions.spicersretreats.com/makeroomforromance/