Love is the foundation of all health, whether it is love for self, family, friends, or your significant other. If you are unhealthy, look at the love in your life. Or more specifically, look at the lack of love in your life. Just as love can uplift us and keep us healthy, love deficiencies can lead to negative health outcomes.
How can love make us healthy? ABC News reported on a study that shows us our relationships with a spouse or partner is linked with a drop in blood pressure. Another study, reported by the same news agency, reported a link between being in an intimate relationship and living a longer life. Research also shows us that a healthy relationship can promote longevity, overall physical and mental health, and faster recovery from injury and illness.
With the prevalence of hypertension and other health concerns leading to shortened life spans in African American communities around the country, love is a good thing!
To go deeper, watch the episode of “Super Brain” on The Chopra Well YouTube channel to see Deepak Chopra and neuroscientist Rudy Tanzi discuss the impact of love on the brain.