Science Says Snuggling Is Great for Your Heart
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We all know that exercise and good nutrition is the best combo for a healthy heart, or even just overall health in general. Exercise gives your heart the work that it needs to stay strong. Good nutrition helps support healthy cholesterol levels. But, did you know that there is another way to support your overall heart health that doesn’t involve the gym or what goes into your body?
Cuddling! That’s right . . . physical touch is the ticket. The body naturally reduces cortisol levels whenever you hug your loved ones. Cortisol levels produce high blood pressure from stress and that is good for no one. That means cuddling on the couch with your significant other is great for the health of your relationship, and it’s also great for heart health as well!
The added bonus to all of this is that you and your significant other both receive these health benefits at the same time and that’s what we call a win-win.
One of the other main health benefits of physical touch is that it’s beneficial for both your heart and your immune system. Physical touch boosts your immune system by reducing stress levels. Chronic stress over time can weaken your immune system. And as you know, we love taking care of our immune systems at 4Life, so this health tip is a no brainer!
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