Women in the US cry about 3.5 times per month, while men shed tears about 1.9 times a month, according to data. However, society often sees crying as a sign of weakness. But if you feel like you need to cry, don’t hold back your tears. They indeed have more health benefits than we think.
This smartzune.com article sheds light on some of the health benefits of crying.
A 2014 study found that crying may help people relax during stressful times. The results of crying are not immediate, and it might well take a couple of minutes before the body begins to relax.
According to the researchers, crying activates the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). When activated, the PNS has a calming effect on the brain.
2. Blood pressure
High blood pressure can lead to several serious health issues like stroke, heart attack, heart failure, dementia, and even kidney failure.
But the good news is that according to several studies, crying not only lowers the blood pressure and keeps it in check, but an intense crying session can also steady the pulse.