Discover the Health Benefits of Friendship

Feeling alone? Suffering from heart health symptoms? Reaching out to friends can help both issues. Studies on the benefits of friendships show that being with friends increases a person’s oxytocin hormone levels. That’s the power of friendship! In short, the value of friendship is essential for better health. Studies also…

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Go Out and Touch Someone

Science tells us that humans are healthier and live longer when we live as a community and are close to one another. There are many ways to touch and be touched to get healthy and feel loved. When we touch another or are touched by someone we experience a relaxing…

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Love Prescription

The phrase, “Love is a drug,” has been proven true in a sense with research from Syracuse University. Oxytocin: the Cuddle Hormone According to researchers from Syracuse University, brain images of people in love resemble the brain of a person on cocaine. Love makes the brain produce several euphoric chemicals…

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A Hug a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Why is a hug the best medicine? University of North Carolina researchers studied the effects of hugs on our health. The team studied partners as they measured the stress hormone cortisol level and the relaxation hormone oxytocin level before and after a hug. Both men and women had increased oxytocin,…

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