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5 Ways That Love is Good for Your Health

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Love lowers your blood pressure

Being able to confide in a close friend helps lowers stress levels and shows a high level of intimacy and trust.
Being able to confide in a close friend helps lowers stress levels and shows a high level of intimacy and trust.
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Love is proven to lower blood pressure and decrease stress levels. A 2007 found that happily married couples had lower blood pressure levels than unmarried people, while unhappily married couples had higher blood pressure than both groups [US Department of Health and Human Services].

This is not exclusive to love between romantic couples – close friendships with loving friends have the same effect! A 2010 study found that people with quality relationships had lower blood pressure than their less social counterparts. In fact, the loneliest people in the study saw a 14.4-point rise in systolic blood pressure when compared to their popular peers [Journal of Psychology and Aging].


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