We all know that love makes us feel good, but did you know that there are some other scientifically proven effects on your mind and body?
Here is what love actually does to your body and mind:
Love is Therapy
Therapy is all about being listened to and understood. Your partner is the person who can be your best therapist when you need to deal with some personal problems such as depression, anxiety, sadness…
Love is a Natural Pain Relief
Do you know that 20-30 seconds of hugging with your partner can effectively fight pain, especially headaches? Scientists have also proven that sexual stimulation also does a great job at reducing pain, such as chronic back pain, arthritis symptoms, and cramps.
Love Helps Your Body Fight Illness
Love related gestures, such as holding hands, hugging, kissing, being intimate with your partner boost immunity, since it increases the production of endorphins. People who feel loved are stronger and have bigger motivation to fight illnesses.
Love Takes Care of Your Heart
Studies have shown that expressions of love reduce the risk of heart problems. Oxytocin, also known as the love hormone helps in fighting depression, reducing anxiety and stress, lowering the blood pressure and improving the self-esteem.
Love Treats Insomnia
The release of love hormones (oxytocin and endorphins) promotes better sleep, since these hormones inhibit the release of cortisol, which is the hormone responsible for stress.
Love Promotes Longevity
Being in a couple makes people healthier. People in love and in a committed relationship or marriage tend to live longer.