4 reasons why love makes you healthier

Jean-Baptiste Belledent by: Jean-Baptiste Belledent
4 reasons why love makes you healthier

“All you need is love”, said the Beatles song is known around the world. Well, it turns out being in a loving relationship offers countless benefits that can improve both mental and physical health.

1. Love makes you happy

When you’re in love, you are happy all the time. Love makes you feel romantic, inspired and motivated. Your attitude is optimistic and always positive.  Why is this feeling so strong? Scientists explain that when you fall in love, your brain releases hormones like vasopressin, adrenaline, dopamine, and oxytocin which stimulate the neural receptors making you feel both pleasure and a big sense of purpose. 

2. Love gives you serenity

Being in love and feeling close to another person can mitigate anxiety. Hugging and kissing regularly reduces stress levels and improves your mood. Love gives you hope. It lowers your adrenaline level and mitigates feelings of anxiety and insecurity generally associated with high cortisol. Research shows that when people feel securely attached, their stress levels go down and they find a more balanced lifestyle. 

3. Love helps you live longer

Research has shown that married couples enjoy greater longevity than singles. Couples give each other consistent social and emotional support, they encourage their loved one to adhere to medical care and stick to healthier habits. People in love have lower rates of heart disease, diabetes, and depression compared to their single counterparts. 

4. Love helps you be more compassionate

Being in a couple makes you feel accepted and gives you a sense of purpose. It leads you to take better care of your body and gives a more compassionate and empathetic approach to life. 
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