Post: Crying is therapeutic ! 7 wonderful benefits of crying.

Scientifically, crying is a flow of tears from the lacrimal gland which lies between the eyelids and eyeball for a strong emotional response. Then, you might like to know how emotion stimulate crying?


The external situation, event, response, experience, or a stimulating event send 2 messages in the brain simultaneously, one to the cortex, other to the hypothalamus. In the cortex, the emotional response is created, like hurt, pain, sadness, sorrow, stress, depression, anxiety, or fear. The hypothalamus is connected to the autonomic nervous system carries the stimulus of emotion via acetylcholine which stimulates the lacrimal glands, and tears start flowing.

Some 7 wonderful physical, mental benefits of crying:

1.Emotional equilibrium: Researches say that crying is an important way to restore emotional balance. Crying doesn’t always happen when someone is sad, hurt, pained, scared, stressed but also when extremely happy. So, this is a way for the body to respond and recover from strong emotion.

2.Detoxification: Negative emotions like stress, anxiety, sorrow build-up of many toxic chemicals inside our body. So, letting out emotional tears releases stress hormones and toxins from the body.
Besides, emotional tears, reflex tears help out to release smoke and dust from the eyes and continuous tears help to lacrimate the eyes and give protection against infections. Therefore, tears are detoxifying.

3.Soothing: After shedding tears for sometime, the parasympathetic (PNS) nervous system is stimulated. The PNS helps you to relaxed and is comforting. The body also releases the oxytocin and endorphins (feel-good chemicals) which slowly help you to feel calm and soothing. It also helps you to numb the pain. So, next time, you have a broken leg, don’t stop your tears.

4.Mood lifting: When you allow yourself to cry, you are numbing your negative emotions of sadness, pain, stress. So, the other emotions of joy and happiness will start to prop up slowly. While crying, you take quick short breaths, this also helps the brain to cool down and you will feel relaxed. Your mood slowly lightens up.

5.Cleansing: It is the tears that clean up the eyes and keeps them moist preventing you from eyesight problems. While crying, you also clear up your nasal passage from dirt and foreign bodies.

6.Interpersonal: It helps you develop bonding with your closed ones. You always cry in front of someone you trust which is typical human behaviour. So, you ought to cry in front of family members or close friends. Therefore, your bonding with them is strengthened.

7.Healthy: When you are at stress, your body is vulnerable to sickness. So, when you cry, you release cortisol, releasing the stress level. Therefore, you are doing a favour to your immune system of lowering the stress level and helping yourself to stay fit. You also tend to sleep better. Therefore, you stay healthy.

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Post : It’s ‘wine’ O clock somewhere ! 5 awesome health benefits.

Drinking wine has already been known to have health benefits. Now supported by much scientific research, this claim has been very much in momentum. Off course, the quantity should be in moderation and indulging it now and then is the ideal deal. So, next time, you uncork a bottle, pour it in your glass, you can, not just enjoy but have it guilt-free.

5 awesome benefits:

1.Heart friendly: Research has claimed that moderate wine consumption, having a glass of red or white wine can be heart-friendly. It lowers the risk of heart failure and improves blood pressure. Plant-based antioxidant (found in grapes), flavonoids are also good for skin and hair.

2.Mood lifter: Research has shown that a glass of wine can uplift your mood or to say can help to improve the mood. This claim was supported by a study carried out in 2014 where people who had a glass of wine experienced pleasant mood irrespective of the environment not being pleasant similar to a group of people teetotaller in a pleasant environment.

3.Weight loss: Moderate wine drinkers are less likely to get obese. Having about 5 ounces per glass per day but if more than that can add up to calories. They are less likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related diseases.

4.Longevity: Population studies have shown that moderate wine drinkers tend to live longer. Usually found that having a glass of wine with a healthy meal makes a good combo. And clubbed with the daily routine exercise is altogether a healthy habit. With such a regimen, you are bound to remain healthy and live longer.

5.Sharpen your memory: Healthy flavanols in wine improves blood flow in the brain and prevent deposits of plaques in the brain. This helps in your cognitive function. So, you have a lower risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.