Many people say that laughter is the best medicine. However, it turns out that love can be just as good.
We know that the feeling of love is a chemical process in your brain that release various hormones, including dopamine which is also known as the happy hormone. This rush of endorphins creates a sense of euphoria which can benefit your health in the following ways:
1 Lowers stress levels
There’s growing evidence that people who are in love and in a healthy relationship are better able to manage stress.
2 Strengthens immune system
Studies have shown that being in a loving relationship may boost your immune system. This means that people in love are less likely to get sick after being exposed to flu or viruses.
3 Lowers blood pressure
A happy relationship could be good for your blood pressure. A health study that followed people (both single and in relationships) concluded that those in a happy relationship had healthier blood pressure levels. This means that people in love may also have healthier hearts since blood pressure is directly linked to heart disease.
4 Improves mental health
Studies have shown that being in a healthy relationship can lessen your chances of depression and anxiety. In fact, studies have linked social isolation to higher rates of depression.
5 Extends lifespan
A growing amount of research has shown that people in long-term relationships live longer. Scientists believe that the reason for this is due to emotional and physical support from a partner which could lead to people having longer and happier lives.
It’s evident that being in a healthy and committed relationship can be very beneficial for your physical and mental health. Here are a few easy ways to help nurture your relationship: