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5 reasons crying is good for you

Wellbeing / posted 2 years ago / Jayne Cherrington-Cook

5 reasons crying is good for you

While some women never experience the highs and lows that is PMS, for some of us monthly tears are just a thing. It certainly is for most of us at Pink Parcel HQ anyway! Tears from a bad day in the office. Blubbing when you watch The Notebook… even if it’s for the 20th time.  Waterworks when your best friend says a nice thing about you…

Hormones can play havoc with your emotions during your monthly cycle, but instead of being embarrassed about those PMS-induced tears, embrace them as crying can actually be a really positive thing!

It makes you happier

Crying, especially if you feel emotional, triggers the endocrine system. This then releases happy chemicals – endorphins – into the system making you feel instantly better.

It makes you healthier

Some studies have shown that crying can actually boost your immune system,  and has even been shown to help asthma and eczema sufferers. Trying to hold in your tears can also create health problems, causing diseases such as high blood pressure and heart problems.

It relieves stress

Ever wondered why when you’re frustrated a good cry seems to make you feel better? According to research it could be that your stress-induced tears are removing toxins from your body, which in turn helps to lower stress levels.

It protects your eyes

It’s not just hormones or a sad film that brings on the tears, crying also happens if your eye is irritated or you have an infection. When you cut onions for example, the chemical they release causes tears, which prevents otherwise harmful toxins getting into your eyes and harming them.

It helps us to see

Tears lubricate eyeballs and eyelids and prevent dehydration. Without that we literally wouldn’t be able to see. Crying is essential so embrace it whole-heartedly!

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