July 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm , by YourTango.com
Being in love can make us feel like we’re on top of the world, but it’s something that affects a lot more than our mood — loving relationships improve our health, our looks and even our mood.
Just how powerful is love? It just may be the best medicine out there. Your strong relationship can do everything from lowering your blood pressure to helping you recover from cancer. It even keeps your skin healthy!
And, it’s not just romantic relationships that are responsible for your wellness. Your close friendships and parental love are keeping you in tip-top shape, too.
Once again, we’re reminded how important loving relationships are — so much that your life could depend on it.
Here’s how love is making you happier, healthier and hotter than ever before.
1. Making Positive Lifestyle Changes Is Easier
Making a big change in your life is never easy, whether you’re changing your diet drastically or finally starting to hit the gym. But, when you’re in a relationship, your partner has a great influence on your confidence and the choices you make to lead a better lifestyle. Research shows that couples in love can greatly affect each other’s healthy choices — whether you’re quitting smoking or getting a flu shot. In one study, if one partner gave up alcohol, the other was five times more likely to stop drinking, according to Psychology Today.
Read 8 more reasons love is great for you at YourTango.com: 9 Ways Love Makes You Healthier & Hotter!
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— By Michelle Toglia