Even if you’re celebrating Valentine’s day without a significant other, everyone can all seriously benefit from taking the time to appreciate love today.
The biology and chemistry of love are very complex, however, we do know a few things.
- Experiencing love for a significant other, a friend, family, or even a pet releases a ton of feel-good chemicals into the brain, like dopamine, oxytocin, and adrenaline.
- Hugging someone you love can significantly reduce stress.
- Having love in your life drastically reduces your chances of experiencing depression.
- Love has the power to reduce both acute and chronic pain.
Love affects our biology in some pretty amazing ways, and you can reap the rewards without being in a relationship.
Spend some time with a friend, reach out to your family, or hug your fur-baby today.