Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: How Love Keeps You Healthy

March 17, 2019 • By Sophia Smith
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How Love Keeps You Healthy

Being in love makes you feel on top of the world. It's good for you, too! Here's how love keeps you healthy.

Feeling a little run-down lately? 

Concerned that your health just isn't what it used to be? 

This just in: your relationship -- or lack thereof -- could be to blame. The good news is that once you turn things around, you'll experience a whole host of health benefits all thanks to love.

Read on to understand the many ways in which love keeps you healthy. 

By the end of this post, you'll no longer have an excuse to cancel that date you were thinking of bailing on tonight!

  1. A Safer Way to Manage Pain

Especially given the concern surrounding the Opioid Crisis and prescription painkiller abuse in the United States, more and more people are looking for natural pain relief options. 

Falling in love can help you with that. Plus, it doesn't come with any side effects.

Interestingly, those in love feel less pain in general because they have higher levels of dopamine and serotonin in the body. 

Plus, the feeling of falling in love activates the "reward" centers in your brain, which means you're more likely to ignore or not even notice pain in the first place. 

  1. A Better Immune System

Not sure if the person you're seeing now is truly "The One?"

Hold off before you ditch them for good, if only because the feelings of falling in love actually strengthen your immune system. 

In fact, healthy love actually makes you much less likely to come down with the common cold. 

And even if you do get sick? 

Love makes you recover much faster than you normally would. 

  1. A Happier Heart is a Healthier Heart

Another way that love keeps you healthy? 

It helps to prevent you from developing cardiovascular diseases, especially those caused due to high levels of stress over a period of many years. 

If you're constantly fighting, you're much more likely to suffer from acute congestive heart failure, because of consistently higher heart rates, stress, and blood pressure levels. 

By contrast? 

Love makes you and your partner much more likely to live through a heart attack.  

  1. Higher Oxytocin Levels

When you embrace the one you love, you trigger a massive release of oxytocin in the body. 

This helps to keep your blood pressure levels within a healthy range, and even helps women lower their chances of developing breast cancer later on in life. 

Oxytocin also helps to regulate the testosterone hormone in men -- so both genders benefit from a kiss goodnight. 

Love Keeps You Healthy and Happy

In addition to all the health benefits we mentioned above, perhaps the best thing that falling in love can do for you is make you happy. 

Yes, love keeps you healthy physically, but it can also alleviate depression, stress, anxiety, and feelings of isolation and worthlessness. 

Are you ready to start playing the game of love again? Interested in finding new ways to spice up your old relationship

We're here to help you make it happen. 

Keep checking back with our love for more tips and tricks on all things romance. 

Sophia Smith

She is a renowned nutritionist and freelance writer whose topics of interest include healthy living and healthy eating. She is passionate about introducing new and delicious healthy meals while balancing her time between cooking and going to the gym. Her mission is to change the life of as many people as she can and make them the best version of themselves.
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