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The best way to burn fat: Hug your lover

Love has been a subject that has occupied everyone since the existence of humanity. For this reason, the mystery of love has been tried to be solved by applying many different methods throughout history. Love is an emotional state that has existed in all societies, at all cultural levels, at all times, and that almost every person has experienced or hoped to experience at least once in his life. According to scientific studies on the subject, the heart and brain play a major role in the formation of this emotion. Saying that love accelerates fat burning with its positive effects on metabolism, Prof. Dr. Bingür Sönmez, from the immune system to skin health; He talked about the effects of love on our body.

The heart activates the brain

Studies show that the heart perceives love and causes the release of happy hormones such as endorphins, oxytocin, phenylethylamine through the brain. has emerged. The heart and the brain work together to create a healthy love life and therefore a healthy body. The hormones secreted by the brain on love with the support of the heart can be listed as follows:

Dopamine: It makes the person dependent on the opposite sex. It is also the excitement hormone.

Serotonin: In the first stages of falling in love, the brain secretes less endorphin, which gives happiness, and tries to prepare an unhappy ground. It forces the lover to seek happiness in the opposite sex by mentally and physically directing the lover to his lover. All of a sudden, the lover embarks on a journey towards depression. In addition, after some studies, small amounts of serotonin have been detected in the blood of people at high risk of having a heart attack.

NGF: NGF, namely Neuro Growth Factor, is a substance that mediates the emergence of romantic feelings. It also causes sweaty hands and increased excitement during love.

Oxytocin: It is a hormone that ensures the lover’s attachment to the opposite sex, and in a sense, loyalty. Oxytocin is known to lower the risk of heart disease. It has been proven that the brain secretes this hormone less in those who are unfaithful to their spouses.

Vasopressin: When this hormone, which is sent by the hypothalamus in the brain, is secreted excessively, the person in love becomes able to do anything because he or she loves. In addition, this hormone regulates blood volume and concentration.

Hugging also reduces stress

The heart forces the brain to secrete catecholamine hormone. As a result, blood pressure rises, heart rate rises, body temperature rises. When you hug a loved one, the hormone oxytocin rises, which increases the feeling of happiness. Thanks to oxytocin, stress decreases, blood pressure is regulated, and the risk of heart disease decreases.

Importance of love after bypass

Love has a positive effect on heart health. Falling in love releases endorphins. Endorphin is a happy hormone. It has been scientifically proven today that people’s lifespans are extended after bypass surgery, and it is known that the quality of life of people with a regular love life will increase. Falling in love, together with the hormones of happiness, improves blood pressure, increases social cohesion and success.

Situations such as losing a loved one, divorce, leaving a spouse or lover, death of a spouse or lover, arguments between spouses and lovers cause extreme stress. Also known as ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’ , this condition can cause excessive weakening or excessive contraction of the heart muscles. After severe stress, sadness and major traumas, there is spasm in the anterior veins of the heart and this situation is called ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’ .

Coronary vessels are completely normal in the angiography taken during the syndrome confused with heart attack, but a deformation on the left side of the heart is noticeable. This is presumed to be the result of a temporary spasm of the main blood vessel supplying the front of the heart. There are patients who died due to rhythm disturbance and heart failure during the broken heart syndrome that lasted for about 3 months. This problem is mostly seen in post-menopausal women.

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