6 reasons why being in Love is beneficial for your heart and your health
February 13th, 2020
1. Good for your heart
Just looking at the love of your life can make your heart race three times faster than normal, resulting in an increased blood supply to the body and a workout for your heart.
2. Less Stress
After the honeymoon period and when we feel more secure, we start to feel stress levels go down. Being in the presence of someone who greets us with positive regard and caring can lower those levels of cortisol and adrenaline and balance your neurochemicals.
3. Lowers Anxiety
Being in love and feeling close to another person can lessen anxiety.
4. Mental Health
Besides the physical health benefits, being in love works wonders for your mental health as well. Love, marriage and overall wellbeing reduce stress, which also strengthens your immune system.
5. Reduces blood pressure
Studies have shown that hugging and handholding release a hormone that lowers stress, reduces blood pressure, and improves mood.
6. Reduces signs of aging
The endorphins released by being in love increase blood flow to the skin, keeping it soft and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.