By Sarah Jio, Glamour magazine
That loving feeling ... it feels good, right? But guess what else: It may also help you deal with pain! Check out what researchers are saying ...
Do you have a date planned with your sweetie this weekend? Getting cozy with him may have a surprising reward: pain relief!
Stanford researchers report that simply looking at a romantic partner allowed study subjects to withstand greater amounts of pain (can you imagine being in this study--ouch!) than those people who looked at a friend.
As it turns out, love activates parts of the brain that replicate analgesic (AKA, pain-relieving) pathways, possibly helping you feel less pain than when you're just hanging with the girls.
Does spending time with your guy make you feel better in the ways that researchers describe?