By Ruth Purple –
If you are afraid to love, here are some few sensible reasons that might make you change your mind or heart. Years of research have shown that there is a good symbiotic relationship between health and wellness and being madly and hopelessly in love. Studies have proven that married or committed people have fewer doctors’ appointment than those people living alone.
One sensible explanation with this is that people under the marriage vows or is beaten by the love bug are more likely to take care of themselves. They are more conscious about their hygiene and they have someone to look out for them. Not being prone to depression or any substance abuse and have less anxiety are also some of the health benefits of love.
Since isolation is one of the greatest influences of being depressed then being with someone truly helps prevent the person from sinking into the dark abyss of desolation. Not only that, it has been proven that being in love is truly good for the heart, literally speaking- happily married women are less likely to have a heart attack compared to their single sisters.
And some more good news to new lovers out there, the more sex you do the better. Men who have sex two or more time a week lessen their risk for cardiac arrest by half. For couples who have a passion for kissing, you’d be glad to know that kissing has its health and wellness benefits, too.
Kissing increases saliva production that can minimize the bacteria that cause gum disease. We have heard a lot of good advantages of a hug, this time it has been proven that hugging can help prolong the life of your partner this is because hugs can lower blood pressure and stimulates the release of oxytocin or the bonding hormone in the body.
If you are afraid to love because of the pain that you will encounter, think again. It has been validated that being in love strengthens your tolerance in pain and can help you manage your stress appropriately. Actually, it’s not at all surprising that the people who are in a loving and happy relationship outlive others who are lonely (not necessarily alone), this goes to show that if you feel good inside the health and wellness benefits follows.
So if you are a person who is very much conscious about health and wellness, learn to love deeply and sincerely. If you want to live longer then learn to love harder.