It’s 2025. At your routine physical, the doctor takes your blood pressure, checks your cholesterol level, and asks a standard health question: How’s your love life? Sound too personal?
In the future, it may be common sense. It seems that some of the best medicine for good health doesn’t come in a pill. It comes from love. “When we have love in our lives, we get sick less frequently and recover more quickly from illness,” says Steven Dubovsky, M.D., professor of psychiatry and internal medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. “Just as we require food and water, we need affection to be healthy human beings.”
Just how does love get into the body and influence biological processes? Because research in the field is very new, doctors admit they don’t yet have all the answers.
One thing is clear, however. While love is undoubtedly the granddaddy of all emotions, it is a physical wonder as well, resulting in concrete metabolic and biochemical changes. And many of these changes have health-boosting benefits. Just about any kind of deep devotion and caring will do. From the heady high of a new romance to spending time with treasured friends and family members, here are the newest findings about how this crazy thing called love can help keep the doctor away.
6 Ways to Boost Love’s Benefits
Try these tips to get the optimum wellness rewards from your relationships.
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