Study Says Crying For Your Ex Can Actually Help You Lose Weight

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Are you someone who loves to cry at tear-jerking movies or while watching romantic Television Soaps? While there are many who keep their emotions bottled up with a stiff upper lip, there are quite a few who will bawl wherever they please. But as many might be ashamed of emotions which they shouldn’t be, crying and letting it all out isn’t all that bad. Crying and letting out emotions is good for mental health as it helps relieve tension in some ways. Crying is a bodily trait we can’t usually avoid and now scientists have come up with a unique take on crying so read on.

1How much an average person cries?

It is said that an average person cries almost 16.5 gallons of tears in their lifetime. Yes many may suppress their emotions but now scientists say that emotional crying can actually prevent you from gaining weight. Maybe if this, as they say, is true, we could find that right quantity of tears buried deep in our own hearts. Here’s what scientists say.

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2This is true even though you may have doubts

What science says is that humans can actually lose weight by allowing release of their emotions? Several of us have experienced a situation of being stressed out and then eating more and more. Stress makes people gorge on food and get fat. It is not unusual. Thus in such a situation, how can one even hope to lose any weight, it would be ridiculous to even think that it would be remotely possible.

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3But it all depends on where the cortisol finally is

Cortisol is a hormone that is usually released in times of stress which is why it is called the stress hormone. It starts working in various areas of the brain to control mood, motivation and fear. Cortisol is formed in the adrenal glands found at the top of the kidneys and fuels the body’s fight or flight instincts in any crisis. Cortisol also is important for a number of functions like managing inflammation, decreasing blood pressure, increases blood sugar and controls the sleep cycle. It also boosts energy.

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