Laughter is the medicine and it really does make you live longer. It’s also much better than crying! Read these ten other strange, surprising and slightly odd facts that will enrich and enlighten your life!
1. Falling in love cures stress
Falling in love actually has many health benefits. It calms the nerves and increases the nerve growth rate and so helps restore the nervous system too. That’s what happens in the first year of love anyway, after that, it’s all back to normal. No wonder then that the honeymoon period doesn’t last forever.
2. Kissing burns off calories
If you are trying to lose weight, then pucker up, because kissing will help. Just one minute of kissing will burn off around 2-3 calories. So, do your maths.
3. Being in love can make you obsessive
When you first fall for someone, the levels of serotonin in your body reduce. They reduce right down to the same level that is found in people who suffer with obsessive-compulsive disorder. That could explain a lot!
4. A cuddle really does take the pain away
Remember how your mum’s cuddles took the pain away? Well, it wasn’t just a mother’s magic at work; cuddles make the body release oxytocin, which acts as a natural painkiller.
5. Laughter is a universal language
Different cultures may have different ways to say ‘hello’ and even different ways to insult each other, but laughter is universal, wherever you go in the world.
6. First impressions count
When you go on a first date, you better be careful about what your first words are. Actually, it’s more your body language that makes the first impression, but human beings typically make their minds up about each other during just four first minutes of meeting.
7. You need to date 12 people, before you find “the one”
According to statistical analysis, you have a better chance of finding someone who is truly compatible with you after you have dated twelve different people. The statisticians had no advice though, on what to do, if by the time you get to number twelve, you realize that the number one was actually “the one”. So, it’s best to ignore their advice and just listen to your heart.
8. Opposites attract
Research has proven that, whilst there should be some similarities between people in a relationship, if they are too alike, then the relationship won’t last. So, there is some truth to the saying that opposites attract.
9. Heartbreak is real
The pain of breaking up is a physical one, as well as a mental anguish. The body produces chemicals at times like this that can cause the heart to weaken, which causes pain in the chest and a shortness of breath.
10. A pretty face attracts more than a voluptuous figure
There is evidence to suggest that an attractive body will be what gains a man’s attention, when he is looking for a fling, but it is a pretty face that will catch his eye when he is looking for a long term relationship. No surprises there then!
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