Happy Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day is about love. And, love has powerful health benefits. Below are some of the health benefits of love.
Health Benefits of Love
- Live longer. Lack of love leads to social isolation which is linked to 5 times the rate of early death.
- Reduced stress and mental well being. This is possibly through an increased production of DHEA – a hormone that protects against cortisol, the stress hormone.
- Anti-cancer effects. Married people are less likely to get cancer than those who are single.
- Decreased pain.
- Improved blood circulation and improved blood pressure leading to lower rates of heart disease.
- Improved healing.
Also, when we are in love we produce more dopamine and oxytocin, hormones that promote trust, pleasure, and provide a sense of reward. Now for some Valentine’s Day quotes to live by.
Valentine’s Day Quotes
You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth. William W. Purkey
When love is not madness, it is not love Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
When you love someone all your saved up wishes start coming out. Elizabeth Bowen
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. Albert Einstein
For you see, each day I love you more. Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow. Rosemonde Gerard
Love is not finding someone to live with; it’s finding someone you can’t live without. Rafael Ortiz
Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart. Unknown
Who, being loved, is poor? Oscar Wilde
Love conquers all. Virgil
Without love, what are we worth? Eighty-nine cents! Eighty-nine cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely. Hawkeye Pierce from M*A*S*H
Men always want to be a woman’s first love, women like to be a man’s last romance. Oscar Wilde
Time is slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. Henry Van Dyke
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. Zora Neale Hurston
Love is a game two can play and both win. Eva Gabor
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle
Without love the rich and poor live in the same house. Unknown
A man is not where he lives, but where he loves. Latin proverb
The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of. Blaise Pascal
Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold. Zelda Fitzgerald
I have learned not to worry about love; But to honor its coming with all my heart. Alice Walker
Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart. Unknown
What a lover’s heart knows, let no man’s brain dispute. Aberjhani
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly. Rose Franken
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves. John Bulwer
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. Robert Frost
Love is not blind, it sees more not less. Julins Gordon
Love is being stupid together. Paul Valery
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with. Mark Twain
The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them. Stephen King
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. Sam Keen
Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with the person you love!