Health Benefits of Love
November 4th, 2016 196 post views
Love can positively affect your health and wellbeing.
Whether you have been married for years or are single and looking for that right someone it is important to make room for love in your life. Love doesn’t just put a sparkle in your life – love can positively affect your health and wellbeing.
Love has a physical, mental and emotional impact on your life. Making time for a special someone can motivate you and help to keep you in better physical and mental shape.
Romance can bring you more than just butterflies in your stomach. It can:
- Lead to a longer life – The National Longitudinal Mortality Study, which has been tracking more than a million people since 1979 has found that married people live longer.
- Improve your Physical Fitness – Couples who exercise together have more success than people who exercise alone. Both men and women work between 12 – 15% harder when training with a romantic partner.
- Reduce Stress – People in happy relationships experience less stress and less stress means better health
- Protect your Heart – A University of Pittsburgh Study found that women in good marriages have a much lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
Hugging a loved one daily has also been linked to higher oxytocin levels and lowers blood pressure which is also great for your heart.
While LOVE can bring some surprising health benefits it is also important that you live a healthy lifestyle if you want your heart to keep loving for many more years to come.
Reduce the Risk Factors that are under your control such as smoking, excessive weight, stress, lack of exercise and poor diet TODAY. If you are in a happy relationship, why not work together to tackle those areas that you know could do with improvement. This could include a better fitness regime, improved fruit and vegetable consumption or giving up a vice – such as smoking – with proper support.
Your Chiropractor here at Lushington Chiropractic in Eastbourne can give you the advice and support you need to change and apply new health strategies. Call us to book your appointment on 01323 722499.
‘Health is the greatest possession’ – United Chiropractic Association.
Reference: Health Benefits of Love. United Chiropractic Association Press Media Statement Feb 2014
Your Eastbourne Chiropractor James