Happy Valentine’s Day to One and All. Today is known as the day to express your love and affection to the people in your life that are special to you. The benefits of expressing love are definitely a healthy choice. Although today is a National holiday centered around expressing love, it needs to be a daily practice. Here are the top three benefits of expressing love.
1. Affection Improves Your Mood. Showing affection, whether hugging, holding hands or cuddling increases the level of oxytocin in the brain which is a feel good hormone that helps you feel better as well as relieves pain and has a calming sensation.
2. Affection Lowers Blood Pressure: A study found that women who receive more romantic hugs from their partner have lower resting blood pressure levels.
3. Affection Reduces Stress Hormones: Another study found that with more physical affection in a relationship that the stress hormone cortisol is reduced. Cortisol puts your body into a state of anxiety and dis-ease, and disfunction.
Let the people in your life know how much theymean to you.Tell them you love them, Go out of your way to do something special for them. If we all made a choice to express our love on a daily basis, think about the impact that would make, not only to the people in your life but for you as well. Happy Valentine’s Day!
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