Wednesday, April 12, 2017

8 Surprising Health Benefits of Love

Being in love our body becomes a showcase in which the chemical changes that occur internally are shown. Falling in love can be very beneficial for our health.

How beautiful you are! You are radiant! What a young man I see! 
Sometimes the cause of these visible changes to others is love. Love is one of the five basic emotions present in all human beings and has an apparent survival function. 
Thanks to love we create our bonds of affection from birth, necessary for healthy emotional growth, and also thanks to love, we choose our partner to form our own family. As with all emotions, love is also located in the body and not only in the heart as we usually imagine. 

8 benefits of love for health
Being in love our body becomes a showcase in which are shown the chemical changes that occur internally. Some of these changes are greater release of endorphins, Reduction in cortisol levels, increased production of dopamine, oxytocin, and norepinephrine increased estrogen levels and melatonin release. 

Let us see one by one how these changes benefit our health.

1. Improve our defenses

As more release of endorphins occurs, the feeling of happiness increases, as they are the substances known as the best natural antidepressants, allowing us to enjoy life more. Also, endorphins improve the functioning of the immune system, so love also grows our defenses against diseases.

2. Lowers stress levels

The cortisol is the hormone that is released in response to stress and leads to increased blood pressure. Falling in love reduces this hormone, which reduces the adverse effects of chronic stress in our body, in a natural and pleasant.

3. Reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases

Thanks to love also increase the production of dopamine, oxytocin, and norepinephrine which helps lessen the possibility of heart disease, love is good for the heart! Also, these substances are responsible for everything that looks good and cause the feelings of happiness and pleasure for the small things of life to explode.

4. Rejuvenates our skin

By increasing estrogen levels, our skin improves, and this causes us to see each other and look younger.

5. Give us vitality

Also, the release of melatonin produced by feeling love improves self-esteem and gives us a feeling of vitality difficult to feel if there is no love in our life.

6. It makes us look better

Thanks to the increase of estrogens during the stage of infatuation we experience notorious physical changes such as beautification of the skin, hair, and nails.

7. Increase our self-esteem

Loving and being loved helps us to find meaning in our lives, and to feel important, secure and with a sense of personal worth and self- esteem that are basic to psychological and integral health.

8. It gives us more health (and in all phases of falling in love)

Thus, we can say, from a scientific basis, that love benefits health not only in the first moments of falling in love but also when we feel more stability and calmer with our partner for many years.


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