People in loving relationships are generally healthier. On the other hand, people in ambivalent relationships have significantly higher risk of heart disease according to a recent study from the University of Utah. Lack of support increases stress, which affects the functioning of your heart.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports heart disease as a leading cause of death for all African Americans and THE leading cause of death for African American women. Several medical conditions and lifestyle choices also increase risk: diabetes, overweight/obesity, poor diet, physical inactivity, and excessive alcohol use.
In academic and research circles, this direct correlation between your love life and heart disease is relatively new. It confirms our holistic life experience and highlights the importance of having authentic love in our lives, not just for our mental and emotional health, buy also for our physical well-being.
The things we’ve been so painfully going through for the past few months were all the effects of a massive karmic changeover of the year 2013.
The History is now.
Look back at your life and lives of the people you know – how many speedy changes and incredible events had happened just recently.
Striking number of relationships and marriages split.
Couples suddenly fell out of love with one another, as if woke up and found it all worked out.
We are no more interested in drama/manipulative affairs and are letting them go with no regret.
Why so many marriages ended and people in relationships had a sudden change of heart?
That’s because those were some karmic affairs where you were brought together not to live happily ever after, but to return each other something you owed from the past.
The person you thought you loved was just your karmic decoy, we all have to go through involvements of that kind at some point of our life.
And now that we settled accounts, it’s time to ascend to the newer kind of relations – of no drama, no emotional manipulation and no cliché expectations or power struggles.
Now we are shifting towards the trend of finding our true spiritual partners and the interest in Twin Flames reunion is intense.
In the new era of spiritual matchmaking there are no more ego things we’ll feel like proving to each other. Now we can actually feel our soulmates keener – be in a couple or not, and still love and help each other evolve and not bring each other down.
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.