THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE
There’s nothing like a warm embrace from someone you care about. Hugs can do a lot more than just make you feel good for a split moment. Research shows they may lower your blood pressure and boost your heart. Not bad for a small gesture.
Your family & awesome friends
You can’t put a price point on your loved ones, your beloved family members and the friends who became family over the years. They’re worth everything without costing a single dime. Studies suggest that friendships bring huge health perks, from increased longevity to improved mood.
Big smiles & great giggles
It’s hard not to feel your absolute best when you’re in the middle of a belly-aching fit of laughter. It also has incredible health benefits. Research suggests that laughing may boost our memory and can lower stress levels. Hey, the giggles look good on you as well and make you look even more attractive.
Happy memories & unforgettable stories
Let’s be honest, who hasn’t replayed some of their best times in their head? Nostalgia is one of our mind’s greatest indulgences and it’s totally normal to embrace it. Studies have found that nostalgia can decrease loneliness and anxiety. Think back on your perfect prom or your wonderful wedding day. Research shows we spend 47 percent of our waking hours daydreaming, so why not put it to good use?
Love is all you need
The Beatles were most certainly onto something when they crooned in their 1960s hit, “All You Need Is Love.” Feeling accepted is crucial to our emotional wellness. We’re happier, our immune system is stronger and even our heart health is improved when we’re around the people we love. Sounds like a richer, fuller life to us. So, go hug your best friend, kiss your significant other, create good memories with your family and make a stranger feel loved with a simple smile.