Surprising Health Benefits of Being in Love

The word love reminds me of a novel The Notebook written by Nicholas Sparks where at some point he writes: “I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul and to me, this has always been enough.”  Probably those couples who have ever said these lines to their loved ones must have never needed to know the benefits of love. True!

Love is a magic and lovers know this best. No need to tell them about the importance of love. But others need to know.

 

  1. Better sleep
    Medical science says that love gives better sleep. The chemical Oxytocin that is released during sleep gives a deeper and sounder sleep. And a couple who loves each other wants to retire on bed fast and early so they sleep better and longer. But Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel who was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist once said: “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
  2. Happy heart finds happy life
    How wonderful is life when it has no stress but it can only be possible in a dream in our today’s life. A writer Mahogany Silver Rain once said: “My body needs laughter as much as it needs tears. Both are cleansers of stress.” Dr. Hullett says: “Human beings are social animals who have biological drives that make them want to find relationships and when they can’t find those unions, they’re punished with stress.” People in happy relationships experience less stress, which in turn improves their cardiovascular health. Furthermore, Dr. Hullett says that people who aren’t in stable, committed relationships have an increased rate of heart attacks.
  3. Reduces Pain
    Life is not as easy as the love. Love does wonders in life. Love boosts oxytocin production which in turn boosts endorphins – the natural body pain killers. Hence it will help you overcome body pain from headaches, arthritis and PMS symptoms. But pain and love combine together and tell the story of our life. Paulo Coelho said “If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now? Then I will either wait for him or forget him.”
  4.  Improves Heart Health
    Heart is where your love grows. Keep it clean and safe. Neil Gaiman says “Every lover is, in his heart, a madman, and, in his head, a minstrel.” So be a good lover and listen to what you favorite singer Bob Marley says: “One love, one heart, one destiny.” Of course your heart will be safe. And there is wonderful good news for men: study shows that men who made love at least two or more times a week were less likely to suffer from fatal attacks when compared to men who did it only once a month.
  5.  Deeper Intimacy
    Writer Richard Bach says: “The opposite of Loneliness is not Togetherness, it´s Intimacy.” This very “Word” tells all about our life. Without intimacy we have nothing in our life. Regular love making is also known to boost oxytocin levels. It is nicknamed the love-hormone. It is largely responsible for trust building and bonding in couples. In a research, about 59 unique women were studied. They were asked to hug their partners intimately for a period of time and then their levels of oxytocin were checked. Physical intimacy increased the levels significantly. People also feel more generous. Both these feelings of trust and generosity are extremely important aspects of the lives of couples.
  6. Better Self-Esteem
    Writer IsraelmoreAyivor says: “Self-esteem is the switch in the circuit of your life that dims or brightens your future. Bring it low and you don’t shine your light; raise it up and you brighten the corner where you are.” So one ought to do anything to have a better self-esteem in his or her life and if love is the magical thing that is bringing you better self-esteem then what else one can beg to have in life. Researchers from the University of Texas reported that people made love to boost their self-esteem. It figured high in the list of 237 reasons. Even if you do not have a low self-esteem, it is still good to improve your self-esteem even more. It is a mutual concept – you can have great love if you have good self-esteem and your self esteem is improved when you have frequent love making. Many therapists advise their patients to indulge in more sessions.
  7. Look and feel younger.
    The writer Franz Kafka said: “Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” And a happy love life means more smiles and laughter. Research shows that people who stay positive look and feel better as they age than those who don’t.
  8. Help you live longer.
    The Hollywood actress Mae West said: “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” Indeed our life is one and if we love someone very honestly then life is wonderful. Research says: “There’s a long history of research that has looked at the health benefits of marriage,” According to a 2004 study by the CDC, mortality rates were found to be the lowest in married couples.” Dr. Hullett attributes these findings to the fact that, generally speaking, people experience less stress when they’re in committed, healthy relationships—and less stress means better health. Plus, it has been shown that when men marry they give up some of their risky behavior—like heavy drinking and smoking—which leads to longevity.
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