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If you’ve ever been in love, you know how special it makes you feel. Secretly smiling to yourself when you think about them, feeling like you have butterflies in your stomach when you see them and missing them when they’re not around are just some of the things you feel when you’re smitten. But, did you know being in love is making you healthier as well? We tell you how:
Research suggests that people in love are less susceptible to cardiovascular disease than singles. Well, you did give them your heart and they did promise to keep it safe.
It has been observed that people in love have lesser food cravings and binge eating episodes. This helps keep excess weight off and keep diseases caused by obesity at bay. Plus, you want to look good for them so you feel motivated to exercise (sometimes).
If people are telling you that you’ve been glowing since you fell in love, they aren’t just seeing things. More blood flowing to your skin increases the supply of oxygen and nutrients giving you that radiant, blushing face.
Long term relationships activate the part the part of the brain that protects you from pain. The deeper you fall, the lesser pain you feel.
Lower Blood Pressure
Being in a supportive, happy relationship keeps your blood pressure levels from shooting up. On the flipside, an unhappy relationship elevates your blood pressure level.
When your heart swells with love, your brain releases dopamine – the feel good hormone. Then, oxytocin, the bonding hormone, floods your body. Finally, endorphins, the happy hormones surge through you making you feel like you’re on top of the world. Stress doesn’t stand a chance anymore.
Research suggests that people in loving relationships tend to stay away from reckless behaviour like rash driving or substance abuse and thus live longer. Guess the constant nagging works.
So, don’t take it for granted. Nurture your relationship because it is definitely nurturing you.