Valentine's Day is coming up again! Whether you're in a relationship or single, this day is the perfect opportunity to let your loved ones know how much they mean to you. Let them feel how much you love them, with a big hug, a nice surprise or simply by letting them know you're thinking of them. These gestures make yourself and the other person feel warm inside. And warmth and love are extremely healthy for you!
Warmth and love: the secret ingredients for a healthy life
Warmth and love are as healthy for you as a good dose of vitamins. They give you a sense of well-being, which helps to process emotional pain, such as grief. The impact of warmth and love is huge. For example, when you get a hug from someone you love, it reduces stress, lowers your blood pressure and can even make you sleep better. Also, you often feel more connected and secure when you're surrounded by people you love. And those are just a few of the positive effects that love and warmth give you!
How does that work in your brain?
Love and warmth have a direct connection to your brain. There are theories that suggest that when we feel love and warmth, a chemical called oxytocin is released in our brain. This is the hormone responsible for our social bonding and gives you a sense of well-being. Studies even show that when we receive physical touch, such as a hug or embrace, oxytocin production increases, which can lead to less anxiety and stress. Oxytocin is also known as the 'cuddle hormone'.
Surprise your valentine with a heartwarming gift
Because let's face it, in February it's still just heartbreakingly cold. But not only because of the cold is a warm gift the best, but also because love and warmth go hand in hand. Where there is love, there is warmth. Both give you a wonderful feeling of comfort and well-being. Warm, intimate moments with your partner, in bed, on the couch or under a blanket close to each other. Hand in hand, arm in arm. Give your loved one (or yourself) a gift that holds this feeling and lets you enjoy those nice, warm, cosy moments wherever you are, always. Give a Stoov® heat pillow as a gift.