Why is Love Good for Your Heart?
February 12, 2021
Love is in the air. Crisp February mornings punctuated with a touch of romance! Something about Valentine’s Day makes the heart happy, even for those who aren’t big on celebrating the day! You will find almost everyone shopping for that perfect gift for their romantic partner, parents or a friend. From an ultimate Valentine’s Day playlist to romantic candlelight dinners, there are endless ways on how you can surprise your loved one. Love, this intense feeling of deep affection towards someone doesn’t only feel magical and dreamy, but it is found to be good for your heart also. Being the only organ in your body that is linked to love, it makes perfect sense that it is beneficial for your heart. Isn’t it? But how is love good for your heart? Here are a few reasons to know how to love your heart.
Lowers Blood Pressure: But as per a study in the journal ‘Psychosomatic Medicine’ couples are at a lower risk of high blood pressure. As experiments show the effect of hugging someone you are in love with actually has on your blood pressure. The blood pressure drops because when you hug a special someone the loving feeling and bond releases Oxytocin — the love hormone — that has a positive impact on your social behaviour.
Reduces Stress: Stress is common in this fast-paced world. There is nobody who can escape from dealing with stress. Only if that was true! Many studies show that people who are in a loving relationship show a reduced amount of stress compared to those who are single. This is because being with someone you love makes you form a stronger bond over time. This bond helps bring psychological changes, reducing levels of stress and anxiety among couples.
Lowers Risk of Heart Attacks: Heart disease is a common cause of death. And isolation, as well as loneliness, are found to be one of the causes of heart attacks. Being in love promotes your brain to release happy hormones that are responsible for a healthy heart, this allows the blood to flow freely reducing the risk of heart attacks among couples.
Pumps Blood More Efficiently: The heart is a muscle and its job is to pump blood throughout your body. Isn’t it? And it does its job pretty well, but when you are with a person you deeply love, the brain releases hormones such as Dopamine, Adrenaline and Norepinephrine, which are responsible for making your heart beat faster. This exercise strengthens your heart and makes it more efficient in pumping blood.
Who knew love could have such a great influence on your heart! It could damage as well as improve its efficiency in pumping blood throughout your body. But love shouldn’t stop you from developing healthy eating habits and hitting the gym. No matter how much in love you are, you can’t ignore the fact that you need to take precautionary measures towards protecting your heart.
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