Your body heals faster when you focus on being happy and feel joy, says the professor.
The hormone also counteracts dangerous stress – “You get a buffer against stress”, says the Swedish professor Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg who has studied the effects of oxytocin for over 30 years.
Joy provides both well-being and health, she continues.
In one of her books, Calm and Touc – The Healing Effects of Oxytocin in the Body, dr Uvnäs Moberg explains how oxytocin:
- Lowers blood pressure
- Accelerates healing
- Protects against stress
- Increases tolerance for pain
- Strengthens the cardiovascular system
- and more …