Washington: A cardiologist has revealed that being involved in a healthy, loving relationship is good for the heart.
A recent study from Finland showed that married men and women had a significantly lower risk of both having heart attacks and dying from a heart attack compared to people who were single.
"There is also a theory that people who are in loving relationships may experience neuro-hormonal changes that have positive effects on the body, including the cardiovascular system," Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist Julie Damp, said.
She explained that there are certain hormone levels in the body that vary depending on the level of an individual's stress and anxiety .
Giving your loved one a box of dark chocolates and a bottle of red wine won't hurt either. Studies suggest they are good for the heart, as well.