Fascinating Benefits of Love

Posted by Dr.Tanushree (PT) on Feb 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

1. Better Stress Management: Loving and stable relationships can help to improve a person’s ability to manage stress. If you’re facing a stressor and you’ve got the support of someone who loves you, you can cope better.

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2. A Hug from your loved one can improve your mood: Oxytocin, often called the "cuddle chemical," is a hormone released when we touch someone we care about. A University of North Carolina study discovered that when couples hugged, they had higher blood levels of oxytocin -- that improves mood.

3. Emotional Health: Studies have found that people who maintain close relationships with others are less likely to suffer from clinical depression. Researchers found that when the couples were separated physically, they had higher cortisol levels and had worse sleep than when they were together.

4. Love is good for your heart: Studies of psychology show that loneliness increases blood pressure while the feeling of being "connected" lowers it. Loving relationships between close friends can also breed lower systolic numbers.

5. Boosts Immune system: Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that people who exhibit positive emotions are less likely to get sick after exposure to cold or flu viruses.

6. Social Health: Scientists have shown that a strong network of friends, family, neighbors and other important connections boost the odds of a long, healthy life by 50%.

7. Reduces Anxiety: MRI brain scans reveal the rewards of love. The gray matter that governs anxiety is calmer when you’re in a long-term, stable relationships.

8. Better at Pain Management: The researchers found that viewing a photo of one’s beloved was associated with greater analgesia—less pain!

9. You look Younger: With increasing blood flow to the skin, being in a happy relationship gives your skin cells nutrients and oxygen to make you look physically younger.

Bonus!

10.  Keeps you Slim: When you are in loving relationships your body produces adrenaline, which can act as an appetite suppressant.

Topics: Wellness, Weight Loss, Happiness, Mental Health

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