How often do you hold hands or hug someone you love? According to the National Institutes of Health, you should do it more, as it is essential for your health.
Love can be between couples, parents, children or even good friends.
Research suggests that love is good for you because it stimulates production of a hormone called oxytocin. Which in turn triggers the release of dopamine (a natural stimulant) that makes us feel great.
Oxytocin can also helps to:
• Speed up healing of wounds.
• Increases tolerance for pain
• Improves mood
• Lower stress
So, next time you’re around someone you love, show them. As it’s great for your health!