Give Love

IMAGE VIA SHUTTERSTOCK

IMAGE VIA SHUTTERSTOCK

Love comes in all shapes - romantic, friendship, family connections - and having meaningful connections does a body good. Lowering your blood pressure and staving off loneliness are just two great side effects according to the Journal of Psychology and Aging. Rely on your loves to listen to you vent after a long week or provide you with an endless stream of laugher, which reduces tension and anxiety. If you are in a romantic relationship, make time for a special getaway and enjoy a sexual romp. "Sex is a great form of exercise that burns about five calories a minute, lowers your risk for heart disease, and improves your sleep." says sex expert Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD. While it won't replace the gym, we'll give it a try, doctor's orders after all!