We’ve all experienced that extra spring in our step, tingle in our toes and butterflies in our stomach that come from being in love. But did you know being in love also has health benefits? Whether you’re just crushing on the cutie you bumped into at the coffee shop or you’re happily coupled up, being head over heels will have you hitting a high note.
1. “You were always on my mind…” ~Willie Nelson
Falling in love creates a calming effect on the body and mind by raising levels of nerve growth. This hormone-like substance helps to restore the nervous system and improves memory by triggering the growth of new brain cells.
2. “Love hurts…” ~Nazareth
Actually, it doesn’t, according to a recent study. Researchers found that holding someone’s hand helped alleviate pain and perception of pain.
3. “Kiss me…” ~Sixpence None the Richer
Studies show regular kissing can make your lips more attractive and more kissable. Being in love can give your lips extra color and improve their shape.
4. “Up at the gym. Workin’ on my fitness. He’s my witness!” ~Fergie
Couples who exercise together have more success than people who sweat solo. Studies have shown that both men and women work as much as 12 to 15 percent harder when training with a romantic partner.
5. “This could be…an everlasting love!” ~Natalie Cole
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study found that mortality rates were lowest in married couples. Experts attribute these findings to the fact that generally speaking, people experience less stress when they’re in happy, healthy relationships. Less stress means better health!
Be Mine: A Reliv Valentine
Now is the perfect time to start a relationship with CardioSentials®. While it might not offer much in the romance department, it has been clinically proven to reduce bad cholesterol levels, increase good cholesterol, and lower blood-glucose levels to protect overall cardiovascular health.
And coming soon… LunaRich from Reliv! LunaRich is the first soy powder to offer five to ten times more heart-healthy lunasin than ordinary soy powders. You and your heart will love LunaRich. Reliv will announce which product will be the first to incorporate LunaRich on February 16!