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Love Keeps Us Healthy

November 15, 2018 GMT

While the positive emotional and psychological impact of falling in love have been well documented, researchers now say that a budding romance can have multiple physical benefits as well, from pain relief to help with your allergies.

According to scientists at University of Western Virginia in California, getting smitten supercharges the brain, making a dozen distinct regions spark to life and work together all at once. The benefits, which also include lower blood pressure, take place faster than any over-the-counter medicine ever could: According to the Daily Mail, the researchers say the brain changes are triggered one-fifth of a second of falling in love.


It is thought that the touch of someone special triggers a flood of hormones that do everything from boosting your mood to jacking up your immunity.