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February 14, 2014

Health Benefits of Love and Valentine’s Day Quotes

health benefits of loveHappy 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.

That’s quite an impressive list of health benefits of love. 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: Health Benefits of Love

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 and receive the health benefits of love!




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Dr. Joe Jacko

Dr. Joe is board certified in internal medicine and sports medicine with additional training in hormone replacement therapy and regenerative medicine. He has trained or practiced at leading institutions including the Hughston Clinic, Cooper Clinic, Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, and Cenegenics. He currently practices in Columbus, Ohio at Grandview Primary Care. Read more about Dr. Joe Jacko

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