8 Health Benefits Of Gazing Into Your Dog’s Eyes That You Didn’t Know About
7.Immune System Improvements
In addition to protecting your ticker and having higher levels of oxytocin, CNN reports that reducing the cortisol levels in your body actually revs up your immune system. Cortisol works to suppress your immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to illnesses.
A study published in the Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed a significant role between oxytocin levels and strong emotional memories. Participants in the study had significantly intensified memories compared to those not given the hormone, as reported by Live Science.