The Surprising Health Benefits of Love
- Increases Life Expectancy: Research suggests that married people in particular but those also involved in healthy social relationships typically live longer. The benefits of these relationships can even lower your risk of heart attack, developing certain types of cancer or pneumonia.
- Maintains a Healthy Heart: Studies indicate that those who are involved in good, strong, happy marriages have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those who are in stressful relationships or tend to feel lonely more often.
- Keeps the Doctor Away: Feeling loved, cared for and secure tends to boosts the immune system and reduce the chance of catching a cold or other viral infections. Those who have a loving support system also tend to recover more quickly from an illness.
- Reduces Depression: Falling in love, getting married and maintaining healthy relationships, as well as friendships, have been shown to reduce the feelings of isolation and depression in both males and females while simultaneously increasing the sense of belonging and happiness.
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