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4 Ways Love Can Boost Your Health

“Love is a wonderful thing” so goes an old adage. For centuries we have been mesmerized and captivated by movies, songs, novels magazines etc. presenting to us in different styles the beauty of love. Weather it is truly as glossy as they paint it; it’s up to the two lovebirds in their “love cocoon” to decide and tell. In the true spirit of love as you celebrate and paint the town red this February remember that love doesn’t just put a sparkle in your eye; it can fight disease, boost immunity, and lower stress. Research shows that not only does love make you happier it is also making you healthier.

Lowering Stress

People who are in love have lower stress levels compared to those who are single or in an unhappy union.Love encourages your body to produce oxytocin, the “feel-good” or “love” hormone that helps reduce stress and improve your immune system. Knowing that you have a shoulder to cry on or an ear to listen to all your problems and frustration goes a long way in improving your health.

 

Improved Mental Health

Have you ever found yourself daydreaming about a romantic getaway with your loved one? Or simply just thinking about him/her. Love does that kind of stuff to you and it is actually good. In this high paced life we live with equally high levels of stress sometimes you just need something to take your mind off strenuous and stressing things, and love can do just that for you. If left unchecked high levels of stress will eventually lead to several mental health problems like depression or anxiety in the long run.

Long  Life

Couples who are in love are said to live longer than those who are not. Research which has been conducted over a number of years is showing that married couples generally have a longer life span compared to single people. A married man’s chances of suffering a heart attack are reduced by half if they are in a loving union. Some studies claim that both married men and women have drastically lower rates of serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's and lung disease.

Pain Reliever

Forget painkillers all you need is love. Slowly but surely scientist are discovering that there is a link between love and pain. Research shows that constant thoughts of your loved one can reduce any pain you might be having by at least 40 %.Once more the hormone Oxytocin improves your tolerance to pain. Never underestimate the power of having someone by your side to help you deal with the pain. It’s only a matter of time before doctors start recommending romantic getaways, kisses and hugs to better your health.

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