Love does not just feel good, it can actually improve our health!

When we first fall in love, our bodies produce hormones that make us feel like we're floating on cloud nine. Once the love has become a healthy stable relationship our overall health continues to improve in many ways. 

In general, married people or people in committed relationships live longer, have better access to health care, experience less stress have lower rates of heart disease, diabetes, and depression compared to their single counterparts.

And if you develop heart problems, research shows married people are more likely to survive a heart-related procedure.However,  it’s not just romantic love that can improve your heart health. Having close, loving relationships with your friends and family can have cardiovascular benefits as well. So, when it comes to our heart, love may not be all we need, but it certainly helps.

Here are five ways being in love is good for your health.

  • 1

    Improves Blood Pressure

    Research shows that happily married couples have the best blood pressure and unhappily married coupled are the opposite. Having a happy relationship helps keep you emotionally fit, which stabilizes your blood pressure. The less stress and strain on your relationship, the better!

  • 2

    Extends Life

    They say laughing makes you live longer. There may be some truth to that statement. Having a life long partner can reduce feelings of loneliness, sadness, and possibly depression. Building a strong loving relationship provides both people with happiness, leading to longer life.

  • 3

    Reduces Sickness

    Love is like  medicine for a healthier life. Loving relationships tend to reduce anxiety and stress. When our bodies are stressed we tend to be more at risk of catching colds and sicknesses. People who are happy, calm, and in  a stable relationships help their  immune systems by giving them a boost.

  • 4

    Benefits Social Health

    As a result of a happy loving relationship we tend to be nicer to others. Our social health improves greatly by being able to communicate effectively, smile, and carry joy in our hearts from day to day.

  • 5

    Improves Aging

    Have you ever seen an older couple that seems just as young and energetic as two teenagers in love? It's truly a sight to see. Happy loving couples have a glow that keeps them young at heart and looking just as young physically.

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