What’s Love Got to Do With It?

As the day of love approaches, I thought a quick blurb on the health benefits of love might be fitting. 

Studies have shown that a loving relationship leads to:

 

  1. Better Brain Health– married couples show lower cognitive decline with age.
  2. A Stronger Immune System– married people consult doctors less frequently, have shorter hospital stays, are less likely to be admitted to a nursing home, and have higher resistance to colds and flu.
  3. Greater Longevity– spouses look out for each other’s health.
  4. Healthier Kids – having a loving role model makes for kids who achieve a higher education and are at less risk of smoking and substance abuse.
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