Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Valentine’s Day is approaching. How would you react if I tell you that you can be relatively healthier than you are and also live longer just by being in love? Like others, you might scoff at this suggestion as most people believe that health is primarily dependent upon diet and exercises. Well, these factors do play an important role but being in love has also been found by scientists as an important factor deciding the health of an individual. This means you can now welcome love not just for your emotional needs but also to become healthier than you are.
Till now, most people believed that love was necessary for fulfilment of emotional needs and also to have a companion by your side wherever you went whether it was theatre, friend’s place, or a restaurant. But scientists now say that being in love also plays a positive role in faster recovery from diseases. In fact, they say that people who love and are loved also live longer than people who feel neglected and rejected. Scientists actually found that wives receiving daily hugs from their husbands produced more amounts of hormone oxytocin than women who were not hugged by their husbands. Similarly, nursing moms produced higher quantities of this hormone oxytocin. Oxytocin is a substance that improves health, fights and keeps cancer away, and also lowers blood pressure.
Being loved increases the confidence and self esteem of an individual. It is indeed a very reassuring thought that you have someone standing by your side in all situations of life. It is only now that scientists have concluded that being in love also helps in boosting the immunity of the individual. You hardly notice it that you stay away from minor infections and diseases when you are in love. You feel healthy and energetic without looking for any reasons. But this better health is because of the factor of love in your life that boosts your immunity levels.
Being in love is something that also pushes spouses to do more exercises when they go to a gym as a couple. This also leads to the better health of both the partners. This means that you now have a new and exciting reason to be in love. Love is good not just for your emotional health but also your physical health.
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