The body is an incredibly complex machine, attune to every little thing we do, eat or experience. We may not be aware of it, but we impact our health in myriad ways every day. Here are 7 things we may do, without even noticing, that have surprising medical and mental benefits, making you want to repeat them a whole lot more.
When we sing, our brain releases hormones and endorphins that contribute to lowering our mental stress and anxiety, as well as reducing physiological pain. Studies on the subject found that singing contributes to lowering our blood pressure, increasing our cognitive abilities, strengthening the immune system and improving our memory. Various studies even found that singing helps the medical situation of Parkinson patients, improving their balance, their vocal abilities and their ability to swallow.
Crying is seen as a weakness by most. Something negative that shouldn't happen. But crying also has its unique advantages. When we cry, our body dumps the cortisol hormone, which causes an increase in our mental stress. By crying, we may be preventing issues such as insomnia, anxiety and weight gain. Crying even helps strengthen our immune system. The tears we shed also have a purpose and kill over 90% of the bacteria in the eyes and other toxins found on the face. They also prevent our eyes from drying out.
Kissing is a natural remedy for headaches or menstrual pain, thanks to the dilating of blood vessels that occur during a kiss, which helps lower our blood pressure. A study on the subject has shown that a large amount of saliva secreted during a kiss helps the body fight gingivitis. When kissing we also operate rarely-used muscles in our neck and face that help tone them and slow down the aging process in these areas. So pucker up!