If we are grateful, it is like rehabilitation therapy. Emotions such as love, gratitude, and satisfaction stimulate the secretion of hormones in the posterior pituitary gland, which relaxes the nervous system, reduces depression, and significantly increases the oxygen content of various tissues in the body.
Researchers at Ohio State University in the United States installed an air extraction device (simulating a wound) that can generate blisters on the arms of married couples and tested them: when asked about issues where they had previously had different opinions and heated arguments, the 'wound' recovered 40% slower than normal. This is because emotion will cause changes in human immune cytokines. If the level of cytokines is high for a long time, it will lead to inflammation, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. What is the impact of emotions on health?
The effects of seven emotions:
Falling in love improves memory. Falling in love can lead to an increase in nerve growth factor levels within a year, stimulating the growth of new brain cells, aiding in the recovery of the nervous system and enhancing memory.
2. Laughing 100 times is equivalent to 15 minutes of aerobic exercise on a bicycle. Laughter can relieve excess pressure, protect the inner walls of blood vessels, and thus reduce the risk of heart attacks. When a person laughs loudly, they need to mobilize over 400 muscles in the body, which can effectively burn calories.
3. Being grateful is like rehabilitation therapy. Emotions such as love, gratitude, and satisfaction stimulate the secretion of hormones in the posterior pituitary gland, which relaxes the nervous system, reduces depression, and significantly increases the oxygen content of various tissues in the body.
4. Cry emotionally to release internal pressure. Emotional crying secretes more hormones and neurotransmitters, which may lead to low blood pressure and slower pulse. Therefore, the purpose of emotional crying is to remove suppressed chemical components from the body.
5. Prolonged depression increases cholesterol. Being depressed all the year round, glucose and fatty acids in the blood will rise, which will naturally increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease. In addition, stress can also increase the body's cholesterol levels.
6. Depression amplifies pain. When a person is in a state of depression, pessimism, and apathy, their levels of serotonin and dopamine are both low, and serotonin can regulate their ability to perceive pain.
7. Jealousy is a mixture of emotions such as fear, worry, and anger. These three emotions can make people feel at the touch, and people who are jealous often have elevated blood pressure, faster heartbeat, increased adrenaline secretion, weakened immunity, anxiety, and even insomnia.